Brendan Rodgers unconcerned with transfer interest in Youri Tielemans
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he is unconcerned with the ongoing speculation regarding the future of midfielder Youri Tielemans. The Belgium international joined the Foxes on a short-term loan from AS Monaco in January, and he has since been a huge success with two goals and three assists for the Foxes from just eight league appearances.
Owing to this, there has been the speculation that the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur could lodge potential bids to pursue the Belgian footballer, but Rodgers is unperturbed regarding the transfer situation of the playmaker, he said: “I haven’t really thought about it much to be honest, I just enjoy working with players and we will see what we can organise at the end of the season. In the meantime I want to help him improve. Not really, no (it doesn't make him more difficult to sign). It is not my job.
“He came here on loan and I have to respect he is a Monaco player. Would I like to work with him more? Of course. He is a wonderful talent amongst the other talents we have, but that is something that hopefully can be organised between the two clubs, but in the meantime he is a joy to work with and to help him improve his game.”
“The east Midlands outfit were going through a seven-match winless streak under the guidance of Claude Puel earlier in the year“ but their fortunes have changed with Rodgers succeeding the former at the helm. The former Liverpool man made a disappointing start with a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Watford but since then, the club “have not looked back“ with four straight Premier League triumphs.
As such, the club are currently placed in the seventh position in the standings, and Rodgers will be hoping that the team can maintain the spot for the rest of the season to make a potential return to Europe next term. The seventh position could guarantee a route to the Europa League next season, should Manchester City win the FA Cup final next month.