This article forms part of our Valuation Evaluation feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at the increase or decrease of a player’s Transfermarkt valuation and whether it is justified or not.
With the likes of Jamie Vardy and James Maddison excelling for Leicester City this season, it is perhaps easy for an individual like Youri Tielemans to go under the radar.
Like the English duo, though, the 22-year-old has also brought much quality to Brendan Rodgers’ side. In fact, with five assists in the current Premier League campaign, he actually has more than Maddison (three).
Undoubtedly, Tielemans’ stock is on the up. During his initial loan spell with the Foxes, the Belgian midfielder had a Transfermarkt valuation of just under £20m. That, however, has since gone up to an incredible £49.5m.
Looking at more of his stats, and given his age, you can see why his valuation has sky rocketed. When it comes to key passes made per league game (average of 1.4), Tielemans is in the top 10 out of the players who have made more than 10 midfield starts this season (via WhoScored).
How much is Youri Tielemans worth?
£50m or more
Less than £50m
What this ultimately shows is the Belgium international’s ability to create chances and, as he gets older and matures more, you would expect that area of his game to get even stronger.
It was reported by Sky Sports last summer that Manchester United was a possible destination for Tielemans, but he quickly dismissed the idea and opted to join Leicester permanently from AS Monaco.
Thriving at the King Power with the Foxes flying high in the Premier League, in the end, things have worked out well for the £49.5m-rated playmaker.
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