Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Youri Tielemans is free to be let go by current club Leicester City in the summer transfer window.
It has been reported that Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur are heavily interested in bringing Leicester City midfielder Tielemans to the club in the summer. But Spurs face fierce competition for his signature from rivals Arsenal, who are also interested in the 25-year-old.
The Belgian midfielder signed for The Foxes from Monaco in 2019, and he has been a mainstay in the side since, he has made 155 appearances in all competitions whilst scoring 24 goals and registering 23 assists.
With the news that Spurs are interested in Tielemans’s services, Jones reported to GiveMeSport that Brendan Rodgers is happy for him to move away from the club due to him not being sure if he can get much better.
“I think the most interesting thing on Tielemans is that I’m told Brendan Rodgers is actually happy for him to move on. He thinks he might have hit his ceiling and not sure he gets much better from here and thinks he can actually be replaced,” Jones said.
Would you take Tielemans at Spurs?
TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…
It comes as some surprise that Tielemans may be let to go as he ranks in the top five for rating, key passes per game, average passes per game and shots per game (as per WhoScored).
Tielemans has been a standout performer for The Foxes this season, in the Premier League, he has the second-highest average player rating (7.07), he makes the second most key passes on average per game (1.2) and he is the club’s third top scorer with six goals, as per Sofascore.
The Belgian has been a constant in the Leicester side this season and would be a great option for Antonio Conte in the heart of the Spurs midfield because according to his stats, he can offer his services at both ends of the pitch.
Spurs currently have Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Rodrigo Bentancur, and Oliver Skipp as their main midfield options, but between them, they have just two goals and three assists, so Tielemans would certainly add more of an attacking threat over the current crop of midfielders at the club.