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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6 unarguable reasons to avoid the sales today

first_img Source: PolishedWith all those people and all those cut-price goods, it can get pretty cut-throat. You never know what people will do to get that €150-down-to-€50 coat.You’ll overheat, then freeze Source: PeerfitShops = warm. Outside shops = cold. Scarf on, scarf off. You’re sweating, but the cold air is biting at your hands and neck. What’s going on?You could be at home Source: NingWith the fire on, a fistful of Roses, and something good on the telly. You can always get yourself a few bits online, can’t you?Suspicious item for sale in Dublin Spar shop>11 appalling trends you will DEFINITELY spot in an Irish nightclub> WHILE SOME PEOPLE consider St Stephen’s Day a day of rest and relaxation after the day of strenuous eating and drinking before it, for others it’s a day of action.Yes, St Stephen’s Day marks the beginning of the sales – when thousands of people will make their way into the cities and towns of Ireland in the hope of bagging some seriously reduced items.If you do choose to brave the crowds, we salute you. But there are six very good reasons why you shouldn’t.You have to get up early to make the most of it Source: NocookieBut you probably won’t. And then…The good deals will always be scooped before you can get to them Source: NewgifsNo matter how early you leave the house, there are going to be people who have queued since 6am to be the first in. You want to just wander in at noon and score some bargains? You’ve another thing coming.There are far, far too many people around Source: Daily EdgeGetting in your way, standing in front of the thing you want to look at, walking slowly ahead of you. Grrr.Tensions are highlast_img read more

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