Liverpool target Tielemans as Wijnaldum replacement

Youri Tielemans-Leicester City

Liverpool have reportedly identified Youri Tielemans as the ideal candidate to replace Gini Wijnaldum at Anfield this summer.

The Leicester City midfielder has two years left on his contract and is considered by Liverpool as the player to take Georginio Wijnaldum‘s place in the team. 

Tielemans has been one of the most consistent performers in Leicester City this season and was crucial in his side’s FA Cup win this season, scoring the winning goal as his side beat Chelsea to the trophy.

With two years left on his contract, The Reds are reportedly looking to price him away from the King Power and make him an integral part of their plans for next season. 

The Belgian midfielder is an integral part of the Foxes midfield and was the player with the most appearances in the Premier League this season for his side, missing just 62 minutes of league football across the campaign.

His contribution to his side was rewarded as he was named the clubs’ player of the season by both the Leicester fans and his teammates.

‘To win awards and individual awards are a reflection of your season,’ Tielemans told Leicester’s official website upon receiving the award.

‘It means that I’ve done well this season, and I’m really happy with it, so yes—I’m really grateful for the people voting for me.

‘I hope I’ve helped them enjoy it even though the season was very strange, and we didn’t have the fans with us inside the stadiums. I hope I’ve played well, and winning these awards means a lot to me.

‘When I came here, I knew that we had a really good team and a good group of players. I think this season, winning the FA Cup means a lot to us. It means that we’ve done well. 

‘We’ve worked really hard since we’ve been together, and hopefully, we can carry on in that manner.’