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Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans keeps “options open” amid Manchester United interest


Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans said he was “keeping his options open” about his future given his Manchester United ties.

The 24-year-old’s reputation has improved a lot since joining the Foxes in January 2019, initially on loan, which was later permanently discontinued.

During his previous appearance at Monaco, he went through a difficult time, where he scored only six goals and three assists in a total of 65 appearances.

However, he managed to revive his career at King Power. For the East Midlands he has so far played 113 games in all competitions, scoring 18 goals and providing 19 assists (statistics from Transfermarkt).

The talented midfielder also beat the winner in Leicester’s 1-0 win over Chelsea in the 2021 FA Cup Final at Wembley.

However, his recent comments suggest he might be leaving the Foxes in the coming months, with his current contract expiring in two years.

The Belgian footballer told the story Sky Sports: “There is no real update. I’m open to anything and the transfer market has just closed so I just try to keep as many options open as possible. As long as I’m here, I’ll give everything for the club, I’ve already done that, but I’ll give even more and the contractual situation is just like that in football. It’s just a normal situation, her [his agent and the club] Talk.

SportsLens view

Leicester City has sold some of its biggest stars to bigger clubs in the Premier League in recent years.

N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez and Harry Maguire all left the club with very lucrative deals.

It wouldn’t be surprising if they also choose to take advantage of Tielemans when he refuses to write an extension.

Some of Europe’s biggest clubs are said to be interested in securing his services, including Barcelona, ​​Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United.

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