Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is ready to accept the fact that Youri Tielemans could be on his way out early next week. Man Utd is said to be “very keen” as their midfield lacks quality in a rotation perspective. They need cover and more alternative in that area as the club are fighting for many trophies this season.
Erik ten Haag will be interested in Youri Tielemans as a player to rotate in a midfield area with both Eriksen and Casimiro in their 30’s, so a long term picture and positive views for a life at Man Utd is easy to see for the Belgian international.
To play on at Leicester after this season is nothing Youri Tielemans consider, as he has not been willing to sign a new and improved contract with the club. In football you have all sorts of reasons for moving on, and you see at all clubs in football, so we believe Leicester will try to land a new face before the January window shuts.
Dennis Praet would be an ideal successor, but he has also a troubled situation, probably facing a time on the sidelines, after leaving the field with injury in the game vs. Brighton yesterday.
One player allready linked with Leicester is Azzedine Ounahi. He was earlier seen as the special man to bring in, and still probably is, but so far the Angers midfielder and Moroco World Cup hero is till playing on in Ligue 1.
Since speculation of a Youri Tielemans departure started circulating several players in his position has been mentioned and of course Donny van de Beek was one to said to be considered. He will not be in any way regarded as a January transfer option, being sidelined with an injury for the time being.
A number of other names are on a list of candidates and alongside Ounahi you will find interesting players with heavy potential. Leicester do have Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Wilfred Ndidi, Bouba Soumare, Dennis Praet, Papy Mendy and James Maddison to call on, but we do believe that one new player could arrive in midfield if Youri Tielemans moves on.
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