Man Utd target Tielemans on the move as he confirms big club interest

Date published: Friday 7th June 2019 10:27

Youri Tielemans has confirmed contact from some “very big clubs” and says he is likely to leave Monaco this summer.

The Belgium midfielder had a stirring second half of the season with Leicester with three goals and five assists in 13 Premier League appearances.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers wants to make Tielemans’ transfer permanent, although several of England’s bigger sides are also interested and he has said he is looking to move on.

The 22-year-old has been linked with Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United with The Independent reporting that Tielemans is an option to replace Paul Pogba, if the Frenchman does opt to rejoin Juventus or move to Real Madrid.

“There is very little chance I’ll stay at Monaco,” said Tielemans, who has three years left on his contract in the principality, told media at Belgium’s training base near Brussels.

“A loan in January was the best solution at that time, but I want to be fixed regarding my future. A permanent transfer looks to be the best solution to me, and I hope to stay in Europe. There has already been contact with some very big clubs, I’m happy about that.”

Asked about his destination, Tielemans added: “We will know more in the coming weeks. In any case, we found an agreement with Monaco. I have a lot learned there, even though there were less good times, I grew up on the Rock, but I’m going to leave.

“I was very well received at Leicester. I am grateful to the club of to have given me a taste of the Premier League. “

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