Leicester City in talks with midfielder Youri Tielemans over a potential new £100,000-a-week contract that would make him one of the club’s top earners… with boss Brendan Rodgers keen to tie down Belgian star
- Youri Tielemans is in talks with Leicester City over a new contract at the club
- The midfielder, 23, is looking at a new deal worth potentially £100,000 a week
- Manager Brendan Rodgers said he wants to keep the Belgian but there’s no rush
Youri Tielemans is in talks over a new contract at Leicester that would place him among the club’s top earners.
The midfielder has been in outstanding form this term to help keep the Foxes in the top four throughout the campaign and making 29 appearances in all competitions.
Tielemans’ current deal expires in the summer of 2023 and Leicester are keen to tie him to a new one, potentially worth about £100,000 a week, as a reward for his superb displays. James Maddison signed a new contract in the summer that took him to the £100,000 a week mark.
Youri Tielemans, 23, is in talks over a new contract at Leicester City worth £100,00 a week
Tielemans (middle) is contracted until 2023 and this deal would make him a top earner
Boss Brendan Rodgers said: ‘I would be very keen [to see that happen] but there is no rush at this moment.
‘We would obviously love to extend his time here.
‘When he was brought in [initially on loan in January 2019] he was not playing at Monaco and he has shown over the last couple of seasons the qualities and improvements he’s been able to make.
Brendan Rodgers (right) said he would ‘love to extend’ Tielemans’ (left) contract at the club
‘He’s a really important player and a joy to work with. He has incredible maturity for a young guy and you see the consistency now in his performances.
‘He will have a couple of years left in the summer and I am sure the club will speak to him and his representatives.’
Leicester face Wolves at Molineux as they aim to build on their 2-0 win at Fulham in midweek, when Tielemans was again immense in the centre.
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