Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers relaxed about Youri Tielemans’ future as star midfielder attracts interest from Actual Madrid, Barcelona and Man United
- Youri Tielemans, Leicester’s report signing at £35m, has a contract till 2023
- Brendan Rodgers is eager to maintain the star midfielder on the King Energy long-term
- He has acquired interest from Actual Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United
- Rodgers stays calm about ongoing negotiations relating to Tielemans’ future
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers insists he’s relaxed about Youri Tielemans’ future despite contract talks dragging on.
He’s tied to the King Energy Stadium till 2023 and Rodgers stated in February he needed to maintain the Belgium worldwide on the Foxes long run.
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers (L) insists he’s relaxed about Youri Tielemans’ (R) future
Tielemans is heading into the ultimate two years of his contract and the Foxes are wanting to tie him down after he scored the winner of their FA Cup triumph (above) over Chelsea in Could
They host Napoli of their Europa League opener on Thursday and Rodgers stays calm about the continued talks with Leicester’s £35million report signing.
He stated: ‘There is not any drama with it. It is simply the truth of the scenario. It solely turns into an issue to me if there is a lack of dedication or there’s not the identical depth however that is by no means been the case with Youri.
‘It is pure, he’s a really proficient participant who’s in discussions with the membership and we’ll see the place that takes us.
‘I don’t know (why it’s dragging on), I focus on the soccer and ensuring he’s the perfect participant he may be, giving him the assist, surroundings and tradition to be that.
‘He’s a top-class skilled and a pleasure to work with and whereas he’s right here – for nonetheless lengthy that’s – he’ll at all times give and I’ll at all times give the perfect to his growth.’
He has scored 18 objectives and registered 19 assists in 113 appearances in all competitions
Rodgers has no recent harm doubts for the Group C curtain-raiser however James Justin (knee) and Wesley Fofana (damaged leg) stay long-term absentees.
The Foxes reached the final 16 of the competitors final season earlier than shedding to Slavia Prague and Kasper Schmeichel believes they can not afford to be afraid of their quest for fulfillment.
Two consecutive fifth-placed finishes within the Premier League and a historic first FA Cup triumph in Could has raised expectations with Schmeichel on the lookout for extra progress.
He stated: ‘We’re in an excellent place, we’ve had lots of latest success however which means you may have a option to make. Are you content material with that or do you need to progress and transfer on?
‘That is what this membership desires to do. The membership continues to point out it within the backing of the coaching floor, the growth of the stadium and the switch market.
‘The membership is at all times seeking to enhance. That is an important factor to me, when you’re in an organisation which has had success the starvation continues to be there.
‘You can’t develop into complacent and timid. That is once you take the foot off the gasoline. We’ve at all times obtained to be on the lookout for what’s subsequent. We won’t use the previous for something, that previous is completed.
‘There are various steps we will nonetheless take, we need to enhance on daily basis and this season is one other alternative.’