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Real Madrid Eyeing A Move For This Leicester City Star In 2023: Good Choice For Ancelotti?

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In a recent report, Defensa Central revealed that Real Madrid are eyeing a move for Leicester City star Youri Tielemans in 2023. It has been mentioned that Los Blancos are hoping to sign the Belgian international on a free transfer next summer when his contract with the Foxes is set to run out.

Tielemans’ Encouraging Season At The King Power Stadium

Tielemans put in a handful of impressive displays at the heart of Brendan Rodgers’ midfield in the previous campaign. The Belgian sensation registered seven goals and five assists in 50 appearances for the East Midlands club last season on all fronts.

The 25-year-old proved his worth as a reliable performer by averaging 2.3 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 1.1 clearances, 1.8 shots, 1.2 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per 90 minutes in Premier League football. He even took care of possession well when distributing the ball from midfield after completing 83.5% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).

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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 06: Youri Tielemans of Leicester City looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Nottingham Forest and Leicester City at City Ground on February 06, 2022 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/)

Is Tielemans A Good Choice For Real Madrid Boss Carlo Ancelotti?

Tielemans can do a little bit of everything at the centre of the park. He is a good tackler of the ball and can earn possession back for his team by sensing the danger quickly in midfield.

The Belgian talent doesn’t hesitate to clear the danger when his teammates are defensively exposed at the back. He can even strike the ball with power and accuracy from long range and can engineer some meaningful chances in the final third.

Furthermore, Tielemans can even complete some energetic dribbles with the ball from midfield and has all the skillset required to be a success story at a top club like Real Madrid.

The Belgian international is good enough to serve as an ideal successor to Luka Modric who has entered the twilight years of his playing career at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. With all things considered, Tielemans will be an excellent choice for Los Blancos to pursue at the end of next season as he will undoubtedly enhance the quality of Carlo Ancelotti’s midfield and could even help the Madrid giants compete for even more major trophies in the coming seasons.

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