Youri Tielemans ‘pushing for £64m move to Liverpool’ with Anfield club ‘set to meet Leicester’s valuation’ for Belgian midfielder as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his squad ahead of Premier League title bid
- Jurgen Klopp is seeking to bolster Liverpool’s midfield options ahead of season
- Belgium international Youri Tielemans emerged as Anfield club’s No 1 target
- Tielemans, 24, is reportedly keen to push ahead with £64million switch
- Leicester are prepared to sell their FA Cup final hero if asking price is matched
Youri Tielemans ‘is pushing for a move to Liverpool’ but Leicester City are demanding at least £64million for the Belgian star.
The 24-year-old midfielder scored a stunning goal to settle last season’s FA Cup final against Chelsea but underwhelmed at Euro 2020 as Belgium lost to Italy in the quarter-finals.
However, Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Tielemans with manager Jurgen Klopp identifying him as the perfect replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum.
Youri Tielemans could be on the move this summer with Liverpool reportedly interested in signing the Belgium and Leicester City midfielder, valued at £64million
Tielemans scored Leicester’s winning goal as they defeated Chelsea to win the FA Cup final
Belgian outlet Voetbal24 report that Tielemans is keen to push through the move to Anfield and that Liverpool are willing to meet Leicester’s asking price.
Tielemans has emerged as the pick of a number of midfielders linked to Liverpool ahead of the new season, including Renato Sanches, Saul Niguez, Florian Neuhaus and Yves Bissouma.
Leicester paid Monaco £32m for Tielemans in July 2019 after he spent a successful loan there and he has played 108 times for the club, scoring 17 goals.
Jurgen Klopp wishes to strengthen Liverpool’s midfield options ahead of the new campaign
The Belgium international, 24, rifled home Leicester’s winner against Chelsea from long range
Tielemans has played 108 matches for Leicester since arriving at the club from Monaco
The Foxes missed out on Champions League qualification in the final stages of the 2020-21 Premier League season, with Chelsea and Liverpool overtaking them.
The appeal of working under Klopp at Anfield as Liverpool attempt to mount a title challenge to Manchester City is clearly strong for the Belgium international.
His long-range goal at Wembley earned Leicester their first-ever FA Cup win back in May and Tielemans was named man of the match.
Share this article
Source: Read Full Article