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Tielemans capture hailed by Rodgers

9th July 2019, 07:40 by Michael Holland

Brendan Rodgers has hailed the signing of Youri Tielemans and says it is an "exciting time" to be a Leicester City supporter.

The midfielder takes the Foxes' summer spending to nearly £80million after penning a four-year deal, with the fee for Tielemans believed to be around £40million.

The 22-year-old, who had been linked with Manchester United, spent the second half of last season on loan at the King Power Stadium and represents a real coup for the club.

He joins Ayoze Perez and James Justin as new arrivals under boss Rodgers this summer, as the club spell out their intentions for the season ahead.

Perez cost £30million from Newcastle while right-back Justin joined from Luton for a fee which could reportedly rise to around £8million.

"I'm delighted that Youri has chosen to be part of Leicester City's journey," Rodgers said. "It's an incredibly exciting time for this football club and to be able to bring players of Youri's quality here is an indication of the hunger for success we have here.

"Youri fit brilliantly into the squad last season, he's already shown that he's capable of making an impact in the Premier League and he adds another option to an incredibly talented group of players here at Leicester City."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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