Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans has been tipped to join Liverpool during the summer transfer window, with Kevin Phillips talking up the move.
The Lowdown: Superb performer for Leicester
The Belgian has been a standout performer for the Foxes in recent years, famously scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup final against Chelsea earlier this month.
The 24-year-old has made 108 appearances for Leicester, scoring 17 goals and registering 19 assists along the way and proving to be a key player under Brendan Rodgers.
It could be that a fresh challenge appeals to Tielemans this summer, though, with Liverpool linked with snapping him up.
The Latest: Phillips talks up move
Speaking to Football Insider, former Sunderland and England striker Phillips claimed that Anfield would be an ideal move for the Belgium international. He said:
“I think everyone is available for the right price. I don’t think Brendan Rodgers would want Tielemans to go but I think when Liverpool come knocking at your door and speak to your agent, then the player is going to listen and is probably going to want to go.
“Especially now that Leicester won’t be getting Champions League football next year after just missing out while Liverpool have, that’s a big, big draw for any player.
“So if Liverpool were to make enquiries and make an offer then it could be one of those where it’s hard to stop the player going and turn the deal down, so it will be an interesting one.”
The Verdict: Ideal Wijnaldum replacement
Tielemans is a fantastic footballer and someone who could be a perfect replacement for the departing Gini Wijnaldum at Liverpool.
That highlights what an impressive all-round midfielder he has been, and Liverpool should certainly considering bringing him in this summer.
In other news, some Liverpool fans have been reacting to a brilliant tweet by a former Reds player. Read more here.
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