When questioned on details around Youri Tielemans’ potential new contract at Leicester City by the Daily Mail, Brendan Rodgers was very open to the idea.
Tielemans’ contract doesn’t expire until June 2023, however, it would seem that this potential extension is more of a reward for the 23-year-old, rather than out of fears over the Belgium being poached.
When asked about the potential of Tielemans putting pen to paper, the Foxes manager said: “I would be very keen [to see that happen] but there is no rush at this moment.”
The Belgium international joined Rodgers’ side in 2019 after a successful loan spell at the club.
The 23-year-old left French giants AS Monaco for an undisclosed fee and has seemingly settled in well during his time in the Premier League.
The report from the Daily Mail also suggests that the potential new contract could equal teammate James Maddison’s wage of £100,000 a week.
Maddison signed his new deal in August 2020, keeping him at the club until 2024.
Tielemans – enjoying regular football at Leicester City
Youri Tielemans has played 1923 minutes in 22 Premier League outings for the Foxes so far this season.
Managing to score five goals and get two assists to reward Brendan Rodgers for showing faith in him.
Recently, the Belgium midfielder has been showing exactly why he deserves a new contract as a reward for his hard work.
The 23-year old has scored and assisted three times in his last 10 outings in all competitions for Rodgers’ side – which include matches against tough sides like Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton.
Even if this new deal doesn’t happen right this second, the Foxes fans have very little to worry about in terms of losing the midfielder given the amount of time still on his current contract.
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