Youri Tielemans: Brendan Rodgers thinks the club will do ‘everything they possibly can’ to sign on loan Monaco man permanently
Leicester City will do ‘everything they possibly can’ to sign Youri Tielemans permanently, according to Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers following their impressive triumph over Arsenal.
Tielemans opened the scoring as Leicester ran out 3-0 winners at the King Power Stadium, with Jamie Vardy adding the other two late in the game.
The result sees Rodgers’ men rise to eighth in the Premier League, three points off seventh-placed Wolves, as they look to reach the potential Europa League spot.
There is a renewed sense of optimism at the club with a number of young players coming through the ranks.
And one of them could be Tielemans, 21, if Leicester end up signing the on-loan Monaco midfielder on a permanent deal this summer.
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However, Rodgers said he wasn’t sure whether Leicester would sign the Belgian but made it clear both he and the club would like Tielemans on board.
On Tielemans, Rodgers said: “What he’s paid to do is create and score and he’s doing it very well.
“It was a wonderful cross from James [Maddison] and it’s important you have players that are hungry to score and it was a great strike as well in a game that was very, very close.
“He’s shown great efficiency since he’s been here and for his age he’s got great maturity in his game and I’m very pleased for him.
“I’m not sure [whether Leicester will sign Tielemans permanently]. I think there will be dialogue between both clubs. He’s clearly a player we would like to work with but I can’t really add much more to that.
“I can understand the supporters will like to watch a young player like that and I’m sure the club will do everything they possibly can to bring him in.”
Rodgers also hailed his ‘hungry’ young players who are supported by a ‘fantastic’ group of senior players.
He added: “The beauty with this squad is that they’re very coachable, they’re very hungry to improve and they don’t think they’ve made it and they’re humble.
“They’re supported by a fantastic group of senior players that are humble and want to be the best that they can be so the squad dynamic is really good.
“I don’t think we need any wholesale changes in the summer. We’ve got a really good group that will develop and if we can add a few bits of real quality to that as opposed to numbers then that can help them push on.”
Source: SportsLatest TS