Puel says Tielemans could provide a different option to Leicester
Leicester City boss Claude Puel says that new signing Youri Tielemans will provide attacking threat from midfield and can help the team in various ways.
The Belgian completed a deal on deadline day, that will see him play Premier League football for the rest of this season. While the player was excited to play a part in one of the most famous league in the world, his new manager Puel was speaking highly of his qualities.
Talking to the media ahead of the Foxes‘ next league game against Manchester United, Puel said: “He is different to Adrien (Silva) but can play box to box as well and give better balance in the team to attack. He gives us other options.
“He has a good shot also and he is a clinical player, he can score and assist. He is an intelligent player. It is good for us to have him in the squad.”
The manager also mentioned that he is been tracking the player for a while now and Leicester have had to battle with other clubs in the league to sign him.
Puel added: “I know him before at Anderlecht. He was younger then but gave his best always and scored a lot for a midfielder. I hope he has the opportunities to bring that, something different, in games here.
“He is here for the moment for a loan and the only focus for him and us is to have a good understanding and then see after.”
Leicester host Manchester United this Sunday afternoon in a potentially exciting league game.