Why Leicester will win this transfer race, Arsenal, Man Utd and Spurs cannot compete with the same guarantee

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English pundits are often out talking up the top six clubs and believe they can attract players just because they have a certain badge. That is no longer the situation, and players are out to play football, not sit in the stands, or on the bench.

After watching how players like Alexis Sanchez, Danny Drinkwater and Riyad Mahrez have been treated at their current “top six clubs” those playing well in teams below will of course watch and see what can happen.

A move to a new club, after doing well somewhere else is a huge risk and you can end up in the stands or as best on the bench. Youri Tielemans is in great form at the moment playing in a team where he is perfect, getting the support he needs from Wilfred Ndidi and today against Arsenal also getting defensive cover from Hamza Choudhury.

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Tielemans is perfect for Leicester, and this young man knows that. He is a player that would probably drown at Man Utd, with a Paul Pogba doing this job and Tielemans would be a cover, why should Man Utd sign him, he is the one doing the creative job at Leicester, so no, Man Utd will probably not go for Tielemans.

Leicester also at the moment have Adrien Silva at Monaco, and his presence there is pleasing the club and fans. He is totally different type of player than Tielemans and the loan swop has worked well in both camps.

Both parties are interested in doing this deal, and we believe that Tottenham, Man Utd or Arsenal will not use £40 million on a player they don’t really have a plan for. Youri Tielemans is young guy, who had problems with adapting to the role he was given at Monaco and he never really played well. At Leicester he has slotted in perfectly in a role similar to the one he had at Anderlecht.

His presence at Leicester is fantastic, and the way Tielemans celebrates after scoring the first goal against Arsenal shows that he has deep belief in the project going on at King Power at the moment, with the belief that Brendan Rodgers can really challenge the top six next season.

A lot of the players at Leicester are very young, blended with a few experienced characters and with another season together they will be a handfull and probably be a better team all together than the one winning the league title a few years back.

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We would be very surprised to see Tielemans joining Arsenal, Tottenham or Man Utd with the players they have at their disposal in the role of Tielemans, and cannot really see a picture of those clubs paying such a fee for one they would probably see as a random used player.

Tielemans “consultants” would advice a player of his young age to play football week in and week out in the best league in the World, in his preferred position at a club were everyone loves him and believe in him, than risk another move to a “bigger” club that will not hand him the chances needed.

TCF believe that the move for Tielemans will be completed by Leicester as soon as an agreement is made with Adrien Silva and that a swop will be happening with both parties getting what they want.

Papy Mendy, a real Jack in the Box, where did that come from

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To see Nampalys “Papy” Mendy in the line-up against Wolves was a real surprise and he turned up like a real Jack in the Box. And how he turned up, being to our knowledge the best player on the field.

“Papy” had not been part of an official Leicester City team since January 2017. He has since then struggled with injuries and been on loan all last season at Nice. But, Claude Puel has not managed to find the ideal partner for Wilfred Ndidi and played Vicente Iborra,  Andy King, Adrien Silva, Matty James and Hamza Choudhury in the role.

The previous Leicester City “engine room” is now at Chelsea, with both N’Golo Kantè and Danny Drinkwater moving down to Stamford Bridge in the last two seasons. Mendy was when signed by Claudio Ranieri seen as a contender and not a replacement for Kantè, but it never turned out that way, maybe until now.

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He played in the pre-season against Notts County, and was part of the group that played the games in Austria but after that overlooked for the pre-season friendlies against Valencia and Lille. He was not in the squad for the Premier League opener v. Manchester United.

Claude Puel is a manager known for his thorough approach, clinical planning and introducing players who are predicted to be part of a future at Leicester City, but with “Papy” he surprised us all, and what a perfect timing for a player that really made the most of his chance.

After watching Nampalys Mendy at both Monaco and Nice, once being named “The carbon copy of Claude Makelele”, you know that he is a talented player, one who could go all the way, and he has played week in and week out for Claude Puel before. Puel was in charge at Nice and signed “Papy” from Monaco. So this story is one strange, but hopefully the two former “partners” could help each other in the struggle to steady the Leicester City ship.

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The problem for Mendy is that he has had a habit of bringing a number of injuries on board and so far struggled to get things on the right path, but we certainly hope that the player, who just yesterday was linked with a loan move to Leeds, will keep up this type of performances, then maybe Puel can be even more optemistic.

But this was one of the most unpredictable inclusions in a Leicester City team ever, because it came all out of the blue, but looking at this afterwards it makes a lot of sense. Great to see such a fantastic performance “Papy” Mendy.

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