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Transfer News: Liverpool interested in Leicester City man Youri Tielemans as Gini Wijnaldum replacement

A report by Belgian outlet Het Nieuwsbald (h/t Daily Mail) states that Liverpool are eyeing Leicester City star Youri Tielemans as a potential replacement for the outgoing Georginio Wijnaldum.

The Dutch midfielder is out of the contract in the summer and likely to join Barcelona as a free agent. Amidst this, the club has the thought of replacing the 3o-year-old, with Youri Tielemans also on the list.

Wijnaldum joined the club from Newcastle United and has played a massive part in the club’s success. Even this season, he was one of the most dependable players and was available for selection throughout the year.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with Georginio Wijnaldum. (GETTY Images)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with Georginio Wijnaldum. (GETTY Images)

The hole left by a midfielder who has been so regular in the starting XI is one that will be hard to replace. But it is something that should be done in order to carry the success into the new season.

Tielemans to Anfield?

And the report mentions that if the Reds are to sign him, they will face competition from the biggest La Liga clubs as well as Manchester United. His emotional victory lap after the FA Cup win is also seen as a sign that he could be leaving.

The Belgian maestro was the star in the FA Cup final for the Foxes against the Blues. And he has also gone on to win the Leicester player of the year, awarded by his teammates and fans.

Liverpool eyeing Leicester City midfielder, Youri Tielemans, in the summer transfer window as a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum.

Liverpool eyeing Leicester City midfielder, Youri Tielemans, in the summer transfer window as a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum. (imago Images)

The 24-year-old has spent just two years of his contract at the King Power Stadium so far. Unfortunately for him, his side missed out on playing in the UEFA Champions League next season. (h/t Daily Mail)

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Liverpool made the top-4 at their expense and will be in the biggest European club competition during their next campaign. That would certainly be a big pull for any player, not just Tielemans.