Roma pursues Youri Tielemans for midfield reinforcement

Kartik Jain
By Kartik Jain
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As soon as Leicester City was relegated, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison were two names that every club in Europe wanted to chase.

Youri Tielemans has been a sensation for the Foxes and one being contacted upon by many Premier League clubs. Roma has also joined the race alongside big names in the Premier League. As it stands, the central midfielder is not at all excited to join Serie A this season and wants to continue playing English football.

The agents of Tielemans have informed the Giallorossi that he wants to stay and is awaiting offers from English clubs. Of all the clubs Aston Villa looks like the favourites to sign the talented 28-year-old who can excel exceedingly well under Unai Emery and alongside creative talents like Ramsey, Douglas Luiz, or Philippe Coutinho.

Tielemans had a rather disappointing season having scored only 3 goals in 31 games that he played. And for a player known to have attacking acumen, he could only register 2 assists over the season suggesting how ridiculous the season has been for the 2015-16 Premier League champions.

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One of the seven players on the list to be leaving Leicester when their contracts expire in June was Youri Tielemans alongside Caglar Soyuncu, Daniel Amartey, Ayoze Perez, Nampalys Mendy, Ryan Bertrand and Tete.

As the Foxes join Championship for the first time since 2014, Dean Smith will be tasked with a heavy comeback after losing all his team A players and Jamie Vardy nearing retirement age already.

As the news for Youri joining Aston Villa or Roma intensifies, his teammates James Maddison and Harvey Barnes are on the verge of being signed by Eddie Howe’s team Newcastle United.

The Belgian international also has interests from big clubs in Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool with the latter potentially out of the fight after having signed Alexis MacAllister recently.

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