Villa agree deal to sign Leicester midfielder Tielemans


Youri Tielemans of Leicester City reacts during the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium on May 28, 2023 in Leicester, England.

Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans.

The Belgium international, 26, will join the club on 1 July, after his Leicester contract expires.

Following Leicester’s relegation from the Premier League, Arsenal, Manchester United and Roma were also rumoured to be interested in Tielemans.

Tielemans – expected to be Villa’s first signing of the summer – joined Leicester in 2019 and helped the Foxes win the FA Cup in 2021.

The Belgian, who had joined from Monaco two years earlier, scored the only goal in Leicester’s 1-0 victory against Chelsea in the final.

Tielemans has also played at two World Cups, in 2018 and 2022, as well as Euro 2020.

He joins Villa after they finished seventh in the Premier League last season, securing qualification for the Europa Conference League.

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