Tielemans has no regrets about turning down Man Utd, Spurs

By | 5th September 2019

Youri Tielemans says he has no regrets over choosing to sign for Leicester in the summer.

The Belgium midfielder was linked with Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal with Belgian outlet HLN reporting that Tielemans was a genuine target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was looking for a replacement for Ander Herrera.

The 22-year-old though, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Leicester, was keen to move back to the Foxes, despite being “happy” with interest from “big clubs”.

On the decision to sign for Leicester for £40m, he told reporters while away on Euro 2020 qualifying duty: “During the transfer window, I was happy with the interest of certain big clubs.

“I needed to make a choice for my young career and I think it was the right one. To arrive off the back of a €45m transfer doesn’t change anything.

“They already knew me at Leicester. My loan spell went very well. I wanted to continue playing for this club.”

Tielemans has slotted seamlessly back into the Foxes fold, with Brendan Rodgers having expressed his delight when a deal was done to bring a player back onto his books that boasts the potential to take his game to even greater heights in the future.

The Leicester boss said: “I’m delighted that Youri has chosen to be part of Leicester City’s journey.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time for this club and to be able to bring players of Youri’s quality here is an indication of the hunger for success we have here.

“Youri fit brilliantly into the squad last season, he’s already shown that he’s capable of making an impact in the Premier League and he adds another option to an incredibly talented group of players here at Leicester City.”

The capture of the midfielder was also something of a feather in the cap for Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers, who was understandably beaming at the transfer.

“I’m delighted that Youri has chosen to be part of Leicester City’s journey,” Rodgers said.

“It’s an incredibly exciting time for this football club and to be able to bring players of Youri’s quality here is an indication of the hunger for success we have here.

“Youri fit brilliantly into the squad last season, he’s already shown that he’s capable of making an impact in the Premier League and he adds another option to an incredibly talented group of players here at Leicester City.”

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