Away from the usual candidates of Jamie Vardy, Harvey Barnes and James Maddison, Youri Tielemans has been just as vital for Leicester City this season.
The Belgian midfielder has been one of the most consistent performers throughout 2020/21 as the Foxes attempt to secure a Champions League place.
Amid rumours suggesting that Manchester United have been scouting Tielemans, the former Monaco man has said that he is “really having fun” at the King Power Stadium, a statement which will satisfy Leicester of his loyalty – and fantastic news for the club.
Since joining Leicester, initially on loan from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco before making the move permanently, the 23-year-old has made 96 appearances for the club scoring 15 goals and providing a further 18.
It’s not just his statistics which display where he has excelled, though.
Having missed just two matches in all competitions – a 1-0 Europa League defeat to Zorya Luhansk and a 2-0 reverse at the hands of Arsenal in the Carabao Cup – it indicates how much Brendan Rodgers relies on him.
Their midfield would be utterly devastated to lose a player of such quality should another club move for his signature.
However, rated at £49.5m by Transfermarkt and with two years left to run on his current contract, it appears that it would take a considerable fee to prise the Belgian out of the King Power Stadium, even more so considering that Leicester boss Rodgers is “very keen” for the midfielder to pen a new deal.
With Tielemans seeming settled, it appears that his “fun” is set to continue both on and off the pitch with Leicester City alongside the club’s somewhat more celebrated stars.