Update on Youri Tielemans contract negotiations

Leicester are set to make Yuri Tielemans one of their highest earners, with a new £ 100,000 a week deal for the mercurial midfielder.

The former Monaco has solidified his place in the Foxes ‘starting XI since joining the club in 2019, with his stellar performances a determining factor behind the emergence of Brendan Rodgers’ side as one of the best teams. of the Premier League.

Yuri Tielemans
Youri Tielemans has become a vital part of the Leicester squad | Mike Hewitt / Getty Images

Tielemans’ current deal at King Power Stadium will expire in 2023, and the Daily Mail reports that the club have already opened talks on a new one-off £ 100,000-a-week deal in a bid to secure their future.

Rodgers has made no secret of his desire to retain the 23-year-old’s services when asked about possible contract negotiations, highlighting his importance to Leicester and their attempt to maintain their place in the Premier League’s upper echelons.

“We would obviously like to extend his stay here,” he said.

“When he was brought [initially on loan in January 2019] he was not playing in Monaco and in recent seasons he has shown the qualities and improvements he has been able to bring.

“He’s a really important player and a joy to work with. He’s incredibly mature for a young man and you see consistency now in his performance. He will have a few years left this summer and I’m sure the club will speak up. to him and his representatives. “

Brendan Rodger
Brendan Rodgers keen to keep Tielemans at the club | Michael Regan / Getty Images

Leicester will travel to Wolves on Sunday to strengthen their case for a Champions League place next season.

The Foxes seemed doomed to finish in the top four last season, although their loss to Manchester United on the final day ultimately meant they had to settle for fifth.

Rodgers’ side are unbeaten in their previous eight away outings in all competitions, and a victory at Molineux could be a big step towards Champions League qualification.