Man United on alert as Leicester lower Youri Tielemans valuation


Manchester United have reportedly been strengthened in their quest to sign Youri Tielemans after Leicester City were forced to lower their demands.

Tielemans has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League since arriving from Monaco in 2019.

As such, the 24-year-old has attracted a long list of admirers. United top the list, according to a report by Belgian publication Het Nieuwsblad.

The report claims that United wanted to sign Tielemans last summer but Leicester’s asking price of €70m was deemed too high.

But that valuation has apparently been reduced to around €55m, while Het Nieuwsblad claim Leicester could even settle for just €40m.

Youri Tielemans pictured in action for Leicester against Man United in 2020

The main reason given for Leicester’s price cut is that Tielemans have not signed a new contract and will enter the last 12 months of his current deal this summer.

Another factor could be the general decline in Leicester’s Premier League stock.

Last summer, the Foxes were riding high, having lifted the FA Cup and finished just one point short of Champions League qualification.

After 21 appearances this season, Leicester sit 12th and are five points closer to the relegation zone than the top four.


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