Arsenal boost? Youri Tielemans’ stance on Leicester contract revealed
An insight into the stance of Leicester City star Youri Tielemans when it comes to the prospect of signing a new contract with the club has been provided on Friday evening.
The news, however, is likely not what those of a Foxes persuasion were hoping for.
This comes with transfer expert Fabrizio Romano having confirmed that, in fact, Tielemans has come to the decision not to put pen to paper on fresh terms at the King Power Stadium.
Evidently, the gifted Belgian international has instead come to the decision to try his luck elsewhere, ahead of the expiration of his current terms n the summer of 2023.
I’ve been told Youri Tielemans will NOT extend his contract with Leicester. New deal bid has been turned down – current one expires in 2023. 🔵 #LCFC
Of course Youri will be professional, he’s focused on Leicester. Many top clubs want him for June.
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— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 11, 2022
Of course, one club who will no doubt have their attentions firmly piqued by the news of Tielemans’ decision are Premier League rivals Arsenal.
This comes with the Gunners tipped as long-term admirers of the 24-year-old, and expected to be in the market for midfield reinforcements come the summer amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding the futures of both Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny.
Turning attentions back towards the pitch, Leicester will of course have their sights firmly set on a bounce-back result this weekend.
This comes with Brendan Rodgers’ men fresh off the back of a deserved 2-0 defeat at Anfield, making it four straight outings across all competitions without a win.
Next up comes another testing affair, though, with the Foxes set to welcome high-flying West Ham United to the King Power Stadium on Sunday evening.
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