Rodgers on Thielemans: Will do everything possible to persuade players to stay
Leicester City coach Rodgers talked about the latest situation of the team’s Belgian midfielder Tielemans. Tielemans has been linked with the transfer to Arsenal and Newcastle.
Since his move to Leicester City in 2019, Tielemans has been considered one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. He helped Fox City win the 2021 FA Cup. Arsenal pay special attention to the situation of the players. Despite the excellent form of Arsenal midfielders Odegaard, Xhaka and Thomas, the contract situation of Tielemans may interest Arsenal. Tielemans has entered the final six months of his contract. There is not much interest in staying at Leicester City. The Gunners could face competition, with Newcastle also reportedly looking to sign the player in January to cement their place in the Champions League.
However, according to Rodgers, Leicester City has no plans to sell players this month and plans to do everything possible to renew the contract with Tielemans.
Rodgers said: “It’s been going on for a while but in the end it’s all about the players and he’s as committed now as when I first arrived – if not more. He loved his time here and still loves it now. time.
“I respect that it’s his final year and of course I want to renew his contract. He’s a fantastic player for this club and is still at a very good age. It has to suit all parties. After I was We worked well together before we told him he wasn’t here. He was a coach’s dream player, he had a professionalism and a vision for the game.
“Nothing has changed for me in that regard, we just continue to hope to find a solution and get him to sign here. I think that’s where we’re going to do everything we can to convince him to stay.”