For the primary summer time since profitable the Premier League title in 2016, Leicester Metropolis resisted affords for each one in every of their star gamers.
Reports linking James Maddison to Arsenal by no means took off whereas Harvey Barnes signed a brand new long-term deal simply as speculation regarding a potential move to Liverpool began to rear its ugly head.
Leicester, you see, are determined to shed that ‘promoting membership’ tag. And what higher method to take action than by preserving your finest gamers out of the clutches of your Premier League rivals?
In principle, the concept is a sound one. In follow, nevertheless, it could be simpler stated than achieved.
As a result of whereas Wilfred Ndidi, James Justin, Wesley Fofana, Kelechi Iheanacho, Timothy Castagne and Maddison are all tied down for the lengthy haul, the identical can’t be stated of Youri Tielemans.
May Youri Tielemans go away Leicester for Liverpool in January?
The good Belgian has lower than two years remaining on his deal.
And whereas two years is a very long time in soccer, it means Leicester solely have two switch home windows remaining in the event that they wish to extract most worth from a person who set them again a cool £40 million in July 2019.
“There’s no replace actually. I’m open to every little thing. The switch market has simply closed however I wish to maintain as many choices as I can open,” the previous Monaco benchwarmer stated, someway managing to say a lot whereas saying so little (Sky Sports).
“So long as I’m right here, I’ll give every little thing for the membership. I’ve already achieved so, however I’ll accomplish that much more. The contract state of affairs is simply one thing that is happening in soccer, it’s a traditional state of affairs.
“There are talks occurring. I’m not saying I’m going to signal, I’m not saying I’m not going to signal. We’ll see.”
If Tielemans thought his feedback would bring an end to the speculation surrounding his future – Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are massive followers in accordance with The Telegraph whereas Fabrizio Romano has linked Manchester United, Barcelona and Actual Madrid – he was very a lot mistaken.
For a lot of Leicester supporters on Twitter, this looks like the start of a protracted, drawn out goodbye:
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