Journalist Josh Holland has claimed that it would be best for Youri Tielemans to cut ties with Leicester City and move on in the summer.
There have been reports stating that fellow Premier League outfit Arsenal are keen on luring Tielemans away from Leicester in the summer, but they may face competition from their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who are also interested in his signature.
Tielemans signed permanently for the Foxes in 2019 from Monaco, and he has been a mainstay throughout the four campaigns he has been at the club, featuring 158 times in all competitions whilst contributing with 24 goals and 24 assists along the way.
Despite Tielemans featuring heavily during his Leicester career, Holland claimed to GiveMeSport that he does not think the Belgian midfielder wants to stay at the club.
He said: “I don’t think he wants to stay at Leicester, and I think [Brendan] Rodgers knows that. So, I think the best thing for both parties would be to cash in on him while they can, even if it is £25m.
“It’s not the best for Leicester fans to see a player like Tielemans leave, but we always knew that when he joined in 2019 permanently from Monaco that he was going to use the club as a stepping stone.
“And he has got better, he obviously won the club the FA Cup, but it’s kind of become a bit toxic between the fanbase and Tielemans in terms of his work rate and performances.
“His attitude has been perfect, but his running stats have not really been the best, and I think the fans have noticed that and they’ve kind of got on his back a bit. So, I think it’s best to cut ties now, and he got his goodbye.”
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TIF Thoughts on Holland’s comments…
Tielemans equalled his best amount of goal contributions in the Premier League this season (10), and several clubs who have European football are interested in his services, so he might feel that it is time to move on and progress in his career.
Despite being the fourth-best performer in terms of average player rating for his side this past season (as per SofaScore), it might be best for all parties if he was to move on, because if he wants to leave and ends up staying, he might not have the best mindset ahead of next term.