Leicester City is heavily linked with Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans. The 21 year old Monaco starlet is according to HITC close to agreeing terms with an English club.
Why Leicester City should go after a player from a team where he has played in the heart of midfield, losing his place to Cesc Fabregas, and really not looking like the player this club needs at this moment.
With Adrien Silva and Andy King, together with Matty James as experienced alternatives alongside Wilfred Ndidi, Hamza Choudhury and Nampalys Mendy in the heart of midfield, the club and the manager should honor those and not believe that everything in sight of a possible transfer could be a better option.
Tielemans is valued to around £20 million as different websites are measuring out the value and the asking price. So who is this Tielemans, playing in a struggling Monaco side that has already sacked two managers this season.
He has done all the right moves in football, being capped at all different youth levels for his country Belgium. He made his full international debut back in 2016, and was before his move to French football a growing talent at Anderlecht.
His impressive tallies of appearances in the Belgian league at a very young age tells a story of a talent with probably a huge potential, but doesn’t Leicester City have enough young starlets in the midfield area, and with late reports saying Adrien Silva will stay at Leicester City this looks like a big and risky gamble.
Tottenham are reported to be in the chase as well and could be a better option for the young Belgian, as he could get a “softer” introduction by Tottenham who could nurse him into becoming a great Premier League midfielder, which would be possible. To see another young player being thrown to the “wolves” at Leicester City and again seeing “the kids army” beeing over represented in the squad at King Power.
Strangely reports are out about a possible Harvey Barnes return to West Bromwich Albion, saying that the staff at Leicester City believe it’s a bit early for Barnes at Premier League level. Barnes has since returning to Leicester made two appearances, one from the bench and one from start, scoring a goal againt Wolves, yes it was his goal, not a stupid own goal as it was decided to be.
To see this news about Barnes is a real surprise After watching Harvey Barnes in two games for Leicester City, in the position he is playing, his pace might be seen “not good enough” for a PL player, but hard to judge him on just those two appearances. Interesting to see what will happen until the deadline.
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