Leicester City star set to wear Liverpool ‘red shirt’ next season
Liverpool are expected to have much-requested Belgian Leicester City star Youri Tielemans signed up and ready to play by the start of the new season.
This is the claim of former Anfield star Paul Stewart about the much talked about Foxes midfielder returning home after the Euro following Belgium’s quarter-final loss to the ‘Italy Friday evening.
Tielemans, who scored 11 goals last season including his stunning winning goal against Chelsea in the FA Cup final, has been heavily linked with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
The German boss is looking for someone to replace Gini Wijnaldum, who recently left PSG for a free transfer.
Stewart is clearly a big fan of Tielemans and believes he has every chance of ending up at Liverpool.
“I think it is of quality,” he said. It’s Futbol.
“I know his stock has increased since the final cup goal, but I think he’s been quality all season and I can see him being at Liverpool before the start of next season.
“But that’s one thing with Leicester, they’re going to put his price very high because they don’t have to sell, but if the player wants to go the only club I can see him go is Liverpool, and I can see him in a red shirt next season.
It has been reported that Tielemans is currently valued at around £ 70million.
And Belgian store Walfoot reported in April that if the ex-Anderlecht man signed a new deal with Leicester, it would include an £ 80million release clause.
This is the amount for which City sold Harry Maguire to Manchester United in 2019.
The year before, Riyad Mahrez left Leicester to join Manchester City for £ 60million.
And last summer, Ben Chilwell signed for Chelsea on a £ 50million deal.