Youri Tielemans transfer decision from Leicester City is less than ideal

Youri Tielemans of Leicester City (Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus via Getty Images)

Leicester City appear to have made a final decision on Youri Tielemans’ short-term future, according to reports. Charlotte Duncker of The Times suggested last weekend that the Foxes were willing to retain the Belgian midfielder’s services for the remainder of the 2022/23 season, allowing him to leave the King Power Stadium on a free transfer at the end of his current contract.

When Claude Puel opted to make Tielemans’ loan from AS Monaco permanent in 2019, giving the club the green light to part ways for around £40million, the intention was very clear: that the The midfielder’s stock is rising at the LCFC, which means his eventual, inevitable sale to a European giant would net them a nice profit. As things have gone, that is no longer the case, although Tielemans’ three-year tenure is widely considered a success.

However it’s shot, it’s not a good script at all. reject an elite playmaker, having taken him as a barely-tested and inexperienced personality and turned him into one of the most sought-after talents in world football, and allowing him to leave the club for a zero transfer feeis an absolute disaster for Leicester City Football Club.