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Youri Tielemans responds to summer interest from Manchester United and Arsenal

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first_imgYouri Tielemans responds to summer interest from Manchester United and Arsenal Advertisement Youri Tielemans was heavily linked with both Manchester United and Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Youri Tielemans is confident he made the right choice in joining Leicester this summer despite interest from the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal.The 22-year-old completed a loan move to Leicester last January and caught the eye with a string of outstanding performances in the Premier League as he notched up three goals and four assists in the second half of the season.Brendan Rodgers made it clear he wanted to make Tielemans’ deal permanent as the midfielder continued to impress, but his form also alerted England’s top clubs to a potential summer transfer.However, Leicester reached a £40million agreement with Tielemans’ parent club, Monaco, at the beginning of July and the Belgian put pen to paper on a four-year contract at the King Power Stadium.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThough Tielemans was ‘happy’ to be linked with ‘big clubs’ like United and Arsenal, he insists Leicester is the right fit for him at this stage of his career.‘During the transfer window, I was happy of the interest of certain big clubs,’ he said ahead of Belgium’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against San Marino and Scotland.‘I needed to make a choice for my young career and I think it was the right one. To arrive off the back of a €45m transfer doesn’t change anything. ‘They already knew me at Leicester. My loan spell went very good. I wanted to continue playing in this club.’ Rodgers convinced Tielemans to sign a permanent deal at Leicester (Picture: Getty)Rodgers was ‘delighted’ to make Tielemans’ move permanent this summer and claimed it signaled Leicester’s ‘hunger’ ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.‘I’m delighted that Youri has chosen to be part of Leicester City’s journey,’ the Leicester manager said.‘It’s an incredibly exciting time for this club and to be able to bring players of Youri’s quality here is an indication of the hunger for success we have here.‘Youri fit brilliantly into the squad last season, he’s already shown that he’s capable of making an impact in the Premier League and he adds another option to an incredibly talented group of players here at Leicester City.’MORE: Roy Keane reignites feud with Sir Alex Ferguson over Manchester United exit Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Sep 2019 8:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link435Shares Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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