Youri Tielemans has been a success at Leicester City.
When he was at Anderlecht, the midfielder was repeatedly and heavily linked with a move to the Premier League. Along with Leander Dendoncker, his saga seemed never ending, but unlike the Wolves player, Tielemans moved to France.
He wasn’t able to impose himself at AS Monaco, with Leonardo Jardim clearly not a fan of the 22 year old. That’s largely been forgotten now he’s impressed in English football, yet he’s still owned by the French principality club.
Today’s edition of Belgian newspaper HLN looks at the futures of a group of footballers from the country. For Tielemans it’s stated: ‘Leicester don’t want to spend their entire transfer budget on a player. Returns to Monaco for the time being. Spurs and Man United follow his file.’
Interest from Tottenham and Manchester United has been reported since the Anderlecht days, and it’s fair to say there’s been nothing concrete in Belgium or Monaco’s local media on current efforts from either club.
Given Adrien Silva has been on loan at the Ligue 1 side, it makes some sense that the pair swap this summer, with Leicester adding cash to the deal.
In April, we covered claims from France that Monaco want to keep Silva, and would ‘leave’ Tielemans at Leicester.
Last week there were claims from France that Jardim’s side are keen on Caglar Soyuncu, which could also help a deal.
Maybe this one won’t be quite as difficult as thought, and Leicester’s transfer budget is likelier higher than HLN seem to think.