Leicester ‘slap £25m price tag on Youri Tielemans as Liverpool and Real Madrid prepare to swoop’ with Belgium international determined to play Champions League football next term
- The club want to rebuild under manager Brendan Rodgers after a difficult season
- Youri Tielemans is seen as expendable for the right price with only one year left
- The Belgian and teammates have endured a difficult campaign ravaged by injuries
Leicester are hoping to attract interest for a host of players this summer as they look to embark on a rebuild under manager Brendan Rodgers.
Youri Tielemans, the 24-year-old Belgian international, who will only have one year left on his deal come the summer is believed to be priced around £25m by the Midlands side.
It has been reported that both Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in signing the player as they both look to bolster their midfield options this summer.
Youri Tielemans could want to leave this summer should a Champions League club come in
The Telegraph reported that Tielemans is one of a number of players Leicester will be willing to let go this summer for the right price. It is thought Ayoze Perez, Kelechi Iheanacho and Caglar Soyuncu are also believed to be expendable.
The Foxes have seen the promise of the last few seasons slightly fall off a cliff this season with injuries and players in bad form contributing to a difficult and disappointing campaign.
Tielemans, who last season scored the winner in the FA Cup final against Chelsea, wants to play in the Champions League and Leicester will not stand in his way should a club meet the asking price.
Leicester want to ensure Brendan Rodgers is adequately supported for the summer rebuild
In addition to Manchester United and Liverpool, it has been suggested that Real Madrid might see him as an option as they look to add some more youth to their midfield.
Meanwhile, Rodgers, last month, stressed the need for Leicester to get their recruitment spot on or else they had no chance of competing with the wealthier clubs in the division.
Leicester’s only hope of qualifying for Europe next season is through the Europa Conference
‘Recruitment is absolutely critical to a club like ourselves,’ he said.
‘It takes money, and the competition in the league will only grow in the Premier League.
‘If you look at the investments of Newcastle and Aston Villa, and other very wealthy owners supporting the likes of West Ham, it’s going to be a real challenge.’
‘We’ve got a fantastic group of players here and we can’t be afraid to say we don’t have the resources of some of these clubs, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight, or develop and challenge,’ he concluded.
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