Youri Tielemans has announced he is leaving Leicester City following the club’s relegation from the Premier League on May 28, 2023.
He is out of contract this summer and will not be staying to help the club return to the top flight of English football.
Their relegation came just seven years after winning the Premier League title under Claudio Ranieri.
The 26-year-old joined the club from Monaco on loan in 2019 before signing a permanent deal the following year. He holds a place in the hearts of Leicester City fans after he won the FA Cup final with an excellent kick from outside the box against Chelsea in 2021.
The player sent an emotional message through his Instagram page: “From the first day I set foot on this ground, your warmth and passion embraced me.”
He continued, saying, “Victory and triumph, love, hope, and even defeat—we have shared many special moments together.”
“It is not a goodbye but a heartfelt farewell”.
Also, top players are likely to leave this summer following their relegation to the Championship. A number of top teams in England and abroad are interested in signing the Belgian international on a free transfer.
James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, who got attention from big Premier League clubs, are expected to follow.
Youri Tielemans Stats
The Belgian made 445 appearances, with 69 goals and 60 assists to his name. The player received 51 yellow cards and no red cards.
Out of the 69 goals, 28 were for Leicester City, 35 were for Anderlecht, and six were for AS Monaco.
However, for his national team, Belgium, Tielemans made 86 appearances and scored 21 goals in all competitions.
Youri Tieleman’s personal life
He was born in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Flemish Brabant. Tieleman’s father is Flemish in Belgium, while his mother is Congolese in Africa. The player went to school but left at the age of 18 to focus on his football career.
He currently lives in the Leicestershire village of Quorn with his wife, Mendy, and their two daughters, Melina and Leana.
Mendy loves to keep herself away from the public. She has been very supportive of her family.
Mendy was born in 1997, and she is currently 24 years old. Melina, who was Youri and Mendy’s first daughter, was born in March 2017, and Leana was born in October 2019.
Youri Tielemans Age
He was born on May 7, 1996, and is currently 26 years old. He has a height of 1.76 meters (5 feet and 9 inches). He is one of the most promising players in Leicester, with more years to play for.
Youri Tielemans Trophies
He won the FA Cup and Community Shield with Leicester. Tielemans won two Belgian titles and three Super Cups with RSC Anderlecht.
Youri Tielemans Salary
The Belgian earns £120,000 per week and £6,240,000 per year playing for Leicester City. The player also has a net worth of $30,123,600.
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