This comes after Tanner made an appearance on a recent episode of The Athletic’s Ornstein & Chapman Podcast where he spoke about a range of topics concerning Brendan Rodgers’ side.
On the subject of Tielemans and his current situation at the club in terms of his future, Tanner had this to say on the matter. (16.30)
He said: “Tielemans is in contract talks. He’s got two years left on his deal. Everybody’s going to be wanting Tielemans now, but he’s going to come at a huge price.
“I mean, that’s the thing Leicester won’t be bullied in terms of their players. They’ve shown previously that they’re willing to stand their ground and get the value that they consider is at the right price for that player.”
Leicester originally signed Tielemans back in the 2019 January transfer window from French club Monaco on a loan deal before signing him on a permanent deal in the following summer window for a fee of £40.5 million.
Overall, the 24-year-old, who is currently valued at £49.5 million, has made 106 appearances for Leicester prior to their midweek Premier League clash against Chelsea and he has managed to score 17 goals and provide 19 assists along the way.
TIF Thoughts on Rob Tanner’s comments on Tielemans and his future at Leicester…
Given how Tielemans managed to score Leicester’s winning goal in their recent victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup final and the fact that he has managed to earn himself an impressive season rating of 7.09/10 for his performances in the Premier League this season, making him their third-highest rated player in the team at the moment, it’s understandable that not only would other clubs be interested in signing him this summer but also why Leicester would be keen to keep hold of him for as long as possible.
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In our view, Leicester should try their hardest to make the Belgian sign a new deal and hope no other club can pry him away from the club or else they would be losing one of their vital squad members.