According to reports from Belgium, Tielemans has told those close to him that he would prefer to move to Spain when he eventually leaves Leicester City. This is a blow to Liverpool who were targeting him last January. However, they will still hope to be able to convince him to move to Merseyside.
The opportunity to play for a club that are competing on all fronts, and under one of the best managers in Jurgen Klopp has got to be tempting. But with Real Madrid also showing interest they might beat the Reds to his signature.
It left the club with such a small amount of time to recruit a replacement that this season they have ended up relying on a number of midfielders to partner regulars Thiago and Fabinho in the middle.
As good as The Reds have been this campaign, their other midfield options don’t seem to be on the same level as the two just mentioned. Therefore, signing Tielemans would be the final piece to a perfect trio.
He is rated at £49.5m by Transfermarkt but with his contract expiring next summer he could go for less.
Tielemans could follow in his footsteps by doing the same and at only 24-years old would still have many years left to move to Spain later on in his career.
This season he has been a key player for Leicester appearing 28 times in the league and being directly involved in nine goals. He will also be forever remembered by the Foxes faithful for scoring the only goal in the FA Cup final when his side lifted the famous trophy last season.
It proves his capability of being a big-game player and turning up when it matters which will really appeal to Klopp. Liverpool are likely to make a midfield signing this summer, and Tielemans needs to be on the shortlist.