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Done Deal: Leicester complete club record Tielemans signing

Leicester City have completed the £40 million signing of Youri Tielemans from AS Monaco, a club record transfer.

The midfielder will return to the King Power stadium after impressing on loan during the second half of the season, scoring three goals and providing four assists in 13 Premier League games for the Foxes.

His form saw him attract the attentions of a number of clubs, including Manchester United, with Ole Gunnar Solskajer said to have been an admirer of the Belgium international midfielder.

However, he has now signed a four-year deal with Leicester City and speaking about the capture of the 22-year-old, Brendan Rodgers told the official club website that he was ‘delighted’.

“I’m delighted that Youri has chosen to be part of Leicester City’s journey. 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.”

Tielemans will now return to France where he will be reunited with the Leicester squad, who are undergoing the initial stages of their pre-season preparations in Evian.