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Leicester confirm permanent signing of Youri Tielemans from Monaco

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

05:22 8 Jul 2019


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Leicester City have completed the permanent signing of Youri Tielemans from Monaco. 

The 22-year old has cost Leicester a club record £40m, and has signed a 4-year contract at the King Power.

Tielemans impressed while on loan at Leicester last season, having signed from the Ligue 1 outfit. The midfielder scored 3-times in 13 Premier League appearances and provided a further 5 assists.

His arrival follows the £30m acquisition of Ayoze Perez from Newcastle, £8m defender James Justin from Luton Town, and 19-year old forward Ali Reghba from Bohemians.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers' is happy with Tielemans decision to make their relationship official, "I’m delighted that Youri has chosen to be part of Leicester City’s journey.

"It’s an incredibly exciting time for this football club and to be able to bring players of Youri’s quality here is an indication of the hunger for success we have here.

"Youri fit brilliantly into the squad last season, he’s already shown that he’s capable of making an impact in the Premier League and he adds another option to an incredibly talented group of players here at Leicester City."

The 23-cap Belgian international feels he's made the right call in joining the Premier League side, "It is such a great feeling to sign for this football club. Ever since I arrived on loan last season, all the players, the staff and the fans have been fantastic with me, so I’m thrilled to be able to become a Leicester City player.

"I believe that we have the talent in our squad to achieve something special and for any player, that’s an exciting thing to be a part of. I really can’t wait to get started again with this Club and do everything I can to help my team-mates.".

Tielemans will join the rest of the Leicester squad this week at their training squad in France. The Foxes have pre-season friendlies lined-up with Cheltenham, Cambridge United, Rotherham United, Stoke City and Atalanta.

Rodgers' side will open up their Premier League campaign at home to Wolves on Sunday August 11th.

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