Tielemans reveals why he joined Leicester amid Man Utd links

first_imgYouri Tielemans has revealed his desire to push through a transfer before the start of pre-season was a big factor in his decision to ignore rumoured interest from Manchester United and join Leicester permanently.The Foxes signed the 22-year-old from Monaco for a club record fee of £40 million ($50m) on Monday, following his impressive loan spell at the King Power Stadium last season.The Belgium international spent the last sixth months of the 2018-19 campaign with Leicester and he managed to contribute three goals and four assists in 13 Premier League appearances. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare A number of top European clubs were thought to be chasing Tielemans’ signature this summer, including Man Utd, but he opted to continue his development in familiar surroundings.The midfielder’s agent reportedly expressed a desire to wait and see if Paul Pogba left Old Trafford before making a final decision on his future, but his client wanted to link up with a new squad as soon as possible.Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Tielemans explained that he had his heart set on Leicester ever since the international break at the start of June.”I gave myself some time to think about it but after the international break it was clear to me I wanted to come [to Leicester],” said Tielemans.”The second part of the season went very well for me and the team and I wanted to keep playing at a positive club with a lot of ambition and potential.”I wanted to make pre-season with the club I was going to play for next season which is why we got the deal done and I’m really happy to be here.”Tielemans became the third new arrival at Leicester this summer, after Ayoze Perez and James Justin were also lured to the King Power from Newcastle and Luton respectively.Brendan Rodgers is shaping a squad capable of challenging for a place in the Premier League’s top six, with one of two additional signings expected before August.United, meanwhile, have been frustrated in the market so far and missed out on a few high profile targets, but have at least managed to bring in Daniel James from Swansea and Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace for a combined total of £65 million ($81m).Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may also be forced to offload a few key stars, with Pogba’s future at the Theatre of Dreams still very much up in the air as Real Madrid plot an approach and Romelu Lukaku the subject of interest from Serie A giants Inter.last_img read more

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Drug Dropoff Day this weekend

Norfolk OPP and Shoppers Drug Mart in Simcoe want to help local households get rid of unwanted prescription drugs.Police encourage residents to purge their medicine cabinets of unused, unwanted or expired prescription drugs. When expired and unused prescription medication is left unattended, it can lead to prescription drug abuse.Prescription Drug Drop-off Day in Norfolk will be held this weekend. It is an important public safety initiative to encourage residents to dispose of old and unused prescription medication in a secure, environmentally-friendly manner.“The purpose of the Prescription Drug Drop-off Day is to reduce access and availability of prescription medications to those who should not have them,” Insp. Joe Varga, head of the Norfolk OPP, said in a news release. “This provides a convenient opportunity for all residents to safely and anonymously dispose of outdated or unused prescription medications.”This year’s Prescription Drug Drop-off Day will take place Saturday, May 11 in the Staples parking lot at the intersection of the Queensway and Norfolk Street North in Simcoe. Professionals will be on hand to greet the public between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon.People wishing to dispose of outdated, unused and unwanted prescription drugs may do so anonymously without having to get out of their vehicles.The Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) prohibits anyone from possessing prescribed medication without a prescription.It is a criminal offence to offer or sell a prescribed medication to another person.Purchasing another person’s prescribed drugs is also illegal.Prescription drug abuse is the use of prescription drugs for non-medical purposes. Recent studies indicate 24 percent of teens reported misusing prescription medications at least once within the previous year. Most of the teens took the medication from their family home.Crime Stoppers of Haldimand and Norfolk will be holding a Shredding Day at the same time and location on Saturday.Members of the public are invited to take personal and financial documents to the location where the items will be shredded in the Norfolk Disposal mobile truck. Cost is $7 per box or by donation with proceeds going to local Crime Stoppers program.For more information about Shredding Day call 519-426-3434 ext 7425. read more

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