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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Outdoor Skills for Women

first_imgNova Scotia women can participate in an international program to enjoy the winter weather, learn outdoor skills and try new activities. The winter session of Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) will introduce women to some of the fun and unique activities that come with this time of year. Some of the classes offered include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, identifying and cooking wild edibles in winter and preparing for emergencies. “Women who participate in the winter session of BOW will have the opportunity to improve their winter outdoor skills and meet others who are taking decisive steps to make the outdoors part of their lifestyle,” said Judy Clattenburg, co-ordinator for the program in Nova Scotia. “This is also the perfect opportunity for them to try new activities in a safe environment and without having to purchase recreational equipment. We provide all equipment and materials.” The workshop is open to women 18 years of age or older. It will be held at the Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts in St. Anns, Victoria Co., from Friday, Feb. 17, to Sunday, Feb. 19. The workshop costs $199, which includes meals, accommodations, equipment and HST. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, Jan. 31. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is an international program, that is offered in 44 states and six provinces. It was started to eliminate barriers that prevented women from participating in outdoor activities. The program is offered in Nova Scotia through the Department of Natural Resources, Nova Scotia Health Promotion, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters and Cross Country Ski Nova Scotia. For more information on the BOW program in Nova Scotia or to register for the workshop e-mail [email protected] .last_img read more

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