Leicester City has announced that they have signed Youri Tielemans permanently after his loan spell. The Football Manc Cave will now look at what he will bring to the foxes ahead of next season.
Tielemans spent the second half of last season on loan with Leicester City and impressed not only the club, manager and team but also fans and other clubs. Brendan Rogers has revealed how he has fought off competition from other clubs in signing the 22-year-old. He will join them on a 4-year contract.
The midfielder hasn’t only chosen to join the foxes instead of looking elsewhere, he’s also left AS Monaco. So before the start of the 2019/20 campaign, what will he bring to Leicester City?
Goals & Assists
One of the most impressive stats that the midfielder has, is that in only 13 appearances last season, he bagged 3 goals and managed 4 assists. This is probably a big factor behind him being permanently signed to the foxes and with that record, it surely can only improve. Fans will expect the same standard though so let’s hope he doesn’t flop.
Experience At Young Age
When you look at his background, his youth is something that has played a big part in making him the player he is today. He’s a product of Anderlecht’s youth and signed his first professional contract in 2013 at only 16 years old.
Tielemans became the youngest Belgian player to ever feature in the Champions League. Off the back of this, he received the Belgian Young Footballer Of The Year Award In 2017. With all of this to consider, he can only maintain the same standard with the foxes and as he matures, he should only get better.
Excitement For Fans
I think it’s safe to say that fans will be happy to see him play knowing that he’s one of their own and not just on loan. The general reaction already seems to be that foxes fans think they’ve got a quality signing. Even fans of other teams have congratulated Leicester and said fair play in regards to the transfer news. Hopefully, he’ll be worth the £40 million.