LEICESTER CITY have confirmed the £40m signing of Belgian star Youri Tielemans from Monaco.
The 22-year-old, who shone on loan at the Foxes last season, has penned a four-year deal after completing his switch from Monaco.
He becomes manager Brendan Rodgers' third signing of the summer following the captures of defender James Justin from Luton Town and forward Ayoze Perez from Newcastle.
Speaking to LCFC.com, midfielder Tielemans said: “It is such a great feeling to sign for this football club.
“Ever since I arrived on loan last season, all the players, the staff and the fans have been fantastic with me, so I’m thrilled to be able to become a Leicester City player.
“I believe that we have the talent in our squad to achieve something special and for any player, that’s an exciting thing to be a part of.
“I really can’t wait to get started again with this club and do everything I can to help my team-mates.”
Rodgers said: “I’m delighted that Youri has chosen to be part of Leicester City’s journey.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time for this football club and to be able to bring players of Youri’s quality here is an indication of the hunger for success we have here.
“Youri fit brilliantly into the squad last season, he’s already shown that he’s capable of making an impact in the Premier League and he adds another option to an incredibly talented group of players here at Leicester City.”
Tielemans, capped 23 times for his country, is a product of Anderlecht’s youth academy and he went on to play 185 times for them and lifted the Belgian title twice.
He joined Monaco in 2017 and featured regularly for the French top tier outfit until Leicester came calling in the January window.
The star grabbed three goals and four assists during his 13 matches for the Foxes, doing enough to convince Rodgers to splash the cash.
Tielemans will now join up with his team-mates in France at their pre-season training camp.
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