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Youri Tielemans Completes Permanent Leicester Move

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It's a relatively risk free move from us but I don't really see a great upside either given we haven't managed to get anything in the deal that means there's a view to a permanent. It almost feels a bit like a showcase for him.

We do need a midfielder with some quality on the ball. He's struggled at Monaco so I'm not getting carried away at all but he has clearly got some talent about him.

Am slightly concerned that Jardim who has managed both him and Silva has gone with Silva.

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He's usually invisible for the 90% of the match, doesn't really contribute to play...but has been one of the few Monaco players capable of putting the ball in the back of the net. He clearly has talent though, and hopefully a change of scenery will have a positive effect on him.

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2 minutes ago, ...Dan said:

He's usually invisible for the 90% of the match, doesn't really contribute to play...but has been one of the few Monaco players capable of putting the ball in the back of the net. He clearly has talent though, and hopefully a change of scenery will have a positive effect on him.

Should've put this here.

Ok someone's moved it xD

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if he bangs in a few like this I won't be complaining :x 

 

 

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Just now, Stan said:

if he bangs in a few like this I won't be complaining :x 

 

 

Monaco fans hated having him on free kicks xD

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Just now, ...Dan said:

Monaco fans hated having him on free kicks xD

yeah ignore the comment. none of the goals shown on the clip were free-kicks anyway xD 

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I’m really quite surprised at this deal; he was being touted for a move to Bayern not so long ago and he’s moved to Leicester. No disrespect meant but I’m curious as to the motivator. 

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5 minutes ago, Batard said:

I’m really quite surprised at this deal; he was being touted for a move to Bayern not so long ago and he’s moved to Leicester. No disrespect meant but I’m curious as to the motivator. 

Jardim wanting rid as soon as he came in apparently. The new (returning) coach preferring Silva, too.

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It's pretty clear to me that he's a talent but very rough round the edges. Could end up being a cracking player for us but could just as easily be another Renato Sanches.

But like I said, I don't think we really gain that much from this. We've got 14 more games with him probably not likely to start until Spurs or Palace, and we've not actually got the option to sign him at the end either.

I can't see the harm in the signing for what it's worth but can't help but feel our fans are getting a bit carried away by it as well. Our fans need to temper their expectations a bit on this one.

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John Percy tweeting usually means it's a go-er. Very reliable source.

 

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Just now, Stan said:

John Percy tweeting usually means it's a go-er. Very reliable source.

 

Maguire money spent already :ph34r:

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This would be possibly the biggest statement of intent in a signing I have ever seen from us and I actually think we're going to pull it off as well.

I was wrong when we first signed him. What the loan gave us was an insight into what level we can take ourselves to, and the fact we seem to have convinced him that this is the place to resurrect his career is fantastic for us.

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I keep getting a little concerned that each day this week there's been an 'in the know' who has said we're close to sealing the deal, he's chosen us or that there's a few final terms to agree. 

Makes me anxious that another club steps in at the 11th hour and signs him instead... 

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Youri Tielemans flying to the UK with Leicester City move close to completion

By Bob TannerLeicester City Editor

17:05, 5 JUL 2019

Youri Tielemans is on his way to Leicester City as his permanent switch to the King Power Stadium draws closer.

A deal between AS Monaco and City is close to being completed and Tielemans is flying into Birmingham so he can start pre-season training on Monday when they fly to Evian in France.

The terms of the deal have not been confirmed but it is believed it will be a club record fee of around £40 million, while Leicestershire Live understands Adrien Silva is not involved in the deal to head in the other direction.

City have been trying to land Tielemans on a permanent deal since the end of last season after he impressed on loan.

His performances had alerted other clubs but despite interest from Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Bayern Munich and even Barcelona, City's proposal remained the best on offer and while Monaco were holding out for other approaches it appears the deal is now close with sources saying Tielemans has been given assurances it will all be done for him to start training with City.

Tielemans also expressed his desire to return to City after enjoying his loan stint last season.

Brendan Rodgers and his squad fly to France on Sunday for a week-long training camp and Tielemans will be joined by the other City players who were on senior international duty at the end of the season, including Harry Maguire.

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/youri-tielemans-flying-uk-leicester-3060815

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Amazing how we've managed to get him with almost no competition. 

 

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46 minutes ago, Cannabis said:

Not really, he was considered the biggest prospect in Europe but failed to impress with Monaco and has done "OK" in an average Premier League side. 

I don't know who you were expecting to be all over him to be honest. 

Are you always looking for bites? 

Did more than okay for us I'd say. 

I just don't get how we were the only club to ever be seriously interested in him this summer. 

Naive to write off a player after a spell with one side just cos he was a bit underwhelming partly due to not getting on/being liked by the manager (Jardim). 

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5 minutes ago, Cannabis said:

No, but considering that having a meaningful conversation on here is a thing of the past I can understand why you'd think so. 

He was poor at Monaco, hence why he was shipped out and whilst you'd like to pretend that Leicester are a top club they aren't so him doing alright for you isn't going to put Barcelona and Real Madrid on high alert. 

He'll do alright, nothing more and nothing less.

Where did he suggest he thought clubs like that would be in for him? xD It's not unreasonable to think that other clubs around or just above Leicester's level could have taken a look.

Actually, not sure why I'm bothering because having a 'meaningful conversation' with you is going to be impossible.

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13 minutes ago, Cannabis said:

No, but considering that having a meaningful conversation on here is a thing of the past I can understand why you'd think so. 

He was poor at Monaco, hence why he was shipped out and whilst you'd like to pretend that Leicester are a top club they aren't so him doing alright for you isn't going to put Barcelona and Real Madrid on high alert. 

He'll do alright, nothing more and nothing less.

Where did I mention that those clubs would be the competition xD

Talk about getting the wrong end of the stick. 

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Cannabis' inferiority complex is astounding.

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To be fair, we had to put up with a lot of "well there's a reason no 'big' clubs were in for him" bollocks when our fanbase were excited over signing Andre Gomes so Cannabis is probably just making sure Leicester don't feel left out.

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32 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

To be fair, we had to put up with a lot of "well there's a reason no 'big' clubs were in for him" bollocks when our fanbase were excited over signing Andre Gomes so Cannabis is probably just making sure Leicester don't feel left out.

So... he’s just being... bitter?

I also just looked at the Andre Gomes thread and literally nobody ever said that about him though on here. So he’s coming off as extra planklike on this

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48 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

So... he’s just being... bitter?

I also just looked at the Andre Gomes thread and literally nobody ever said that about him though on here. So he’s coming off as extra planklike on this

Not on here but loads of idiots and a handful of "respected" journalists commented on it.

Also the word bitter has lost all meaning the amount it gets thrown about over nothing nowadays.

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1 minute ago, RandoEFC said:

Not on here but loads of idiots and a handful of "respected" journalists commented on it.

Also the word bitter has lost all meaning the amount it gets thrown about over nothing nowadays.

That may be the case, but why bring it up here when Gomes is pretty much universally considered a good player on here and you picked him up from Barca at a very reasonable fee. It's pretty clearly a sensible piece of business and that seems to be the consensus here. When it's just us, who cares about the other idiots outside this forum?

Comes off as a bit weird as Tielemans had a great reputation at Anderlecht, had his move to Monaco and it didn't seem to come off for him... then he gets a chance at Leicester, in a bigger and better league than Ligue 1, and he comes in and looks comfortable as fuck and makes a noticeable difference in their midfield. He's shown some of that potential he showed when he was younger (and he's still young), despite not fitting in with a Monaco side that was, quite frankly, playing like dogshite football for a decent portion of his time there.

It's a sensible signing from them. He's a already familiar with the league, the club, and the manager too. So now that money's changing hands, there's less of a risk as the player is a much more known quantity (like with Andre Gomes and you). I'm not surprised the Leicester lads here are happy with it. It's a signing that makes a lot of sense for them to make.

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1 minute ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

That may be the case, but why bring it up here when Gomes is pretty much universally considered a good player on here and you picked him up from Barca at a very reasonable fee. It's pretty clearly a sensible piece of business and that seems to be the consensus here. When it's just us, who cares about the other idiots outside this forum?

Comes off as a bit weird as Tielemans had a great reputation at Anderlecht, had his move to Monaco and it didn't seem to come off for him... then he gets a chance at Leicester, in a bigger and better league than Ligue 1, and he comes in and looks comfortable as fuck and makes a noticeable difference in their midfield. He's shown some of that potential he showed when he was younger (and he's still young), despite not fitting in with a Monaco side that was, quite frankly, playing like dogshite football for a decent portion of his time there.

It's a sensible signing from them. He's a already familiar with the league, the club, and the manager too. So now that money's changing hands, there's less of a risk as the player is a much more known quantity (like with Andre Gomes and you). I'm not surprised the Leicester lads here are happy with it. It's a signing that makes a lot of sense for them to make.

I don't actually care enough about any of it to get into any sort of discussion. I don't think I can even explain why I commented in the first place. Maybe at the time I was bored enough to try and stir up some trouble but now I can't be arsed.

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4 minutes ago, RandoEFC said:

I don't actually care enough about any of it to get into any sort of discussion. I don't think I can even explain why I commented in the first place. Maybe at the time I was bored enough to try and stir up some trouble but now I can't be arsed.

I mean that's why I was a bit surprised by his initial comment... because it was attempting to stir the pot in a transfer that's, really not all that interesting. He's a player that's done well at Leicester already and it just makes sense from all parties involved, he didn't do well with Monaco and they'll get a good fee, Leicester get the player they're familiar with, player's going where he's already done well - it's a lot of parallels with the Andre Gomes transfer (where you got an even better fee and imo the better player, but both deals are good value for money for the quality player they're getting). Which was another... "boring transfer". Good player, low fee, not really a question of where he's going, is done pretty early and quickly, we've all seen him at his new club so it's not all that "new," it's just not that exciting, ya know?

That's why I thought trying to introduce controversy to it was a bit weird xD, I'd not known "journos" and the good people of twatter were saying anything of the kind about Andre Gomes... and that's laughably stupid when you consider everything I just listed. I'd like to think we're above the twats on twitter.

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It's interesting because it's our record ever buy.

Definitely did better than 'OK' too. Was probably the main reason for our upturn in form since Rodgers came in. The biggest reason Vardy's gone back to scoring loads as well.

This is a brilliant signing when it comes in. He could easily play in a better side.

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Deal complete!

Very happy it's finally done and he can get a decent pre-season in with us.

 

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