In a recent report, Football Insider’s Wayne Veysey mentioned that Aston Villa midfielder Youri Tielemans wants to leave the West Midlands club. It is understood that the Belgian talent wants to quit after falling out with his manager Unai Emery recently.
Tielemans’ Unimpressive Spell At Villa Park So Far
The 26-year-old has struggled to prove his worth as a consistent performer at Villa Park after joining from Leicester City on a free transfer earlier this year. Tielemans has made 13 appearances for the Villans this season but has failed to score or assist a goal for them across various competitions.
The Belgian midfield ace has made all of his appearances off the bench which could be why he is only averaging 0.3 tackles, 0.1 interceptions and 0.1 clearances per game in Premier League football. However, he has been careful when distributing possession from midfield as he has made 89% of his attempted passes in the English top flight (stats via whoscored).
Tielemans is under contract at Villa Park until the summer of 2027. However, the lack of playing opportunities could see the player force a move away from the Midlands club when the transfer window reopens this January.
Should Aston Villa Boss Unai Emery Cut Tielemans Loose?
On his day, Tielemans can be a decent influence at both ends of the field. He is a good tackler of the ball and can make some crucial interceptions inside his half. He doesn’t hesitate to clear the danger when needed and can even set up a few promising chances for his teammates in the final third.
The Belgian playmaker is a powerful striker of the ball from long range and has got the energy to make a few late runs into the opponent’s penalty box. However, things have not worked out for him at Villa Park so far.
Hence, it makes sense for Aston Villa head coach Unai Emery to cut him loose in the upcoming January transfer window. Emery simply cannot afford to keep an unhappy player who could disrupt the chemistry of his squad.
All in all, it seems like a good move for both Tielemans and the West Midlands club to part ways with each other soon in search of more success in the future.