In what will be a blow to Leicester fans, Youri Tielemans has revealed that he expects to return to parent club Monaco this summer.
The 22-year-old joined the Foxes on loan in January in a deal which comes to an end at the end of this season.
“I expect that I will return to Monaco in the summer, unless something’s moving,” Tielemans said to VTMNieuws.
“At the moment there’s nothing. If things are going well you want to keep it like that. I don’t know what Monaco will be asking, so I can’t talk about it.”
Tielemans has impressed at the King Power Stadium and gone on to play 12 Premier League games for Leicester, scoring three goals and notching four assists.
The Belgian has certainly proven that he has the qualities required to succeed in the Premier League and most Foxes fans would have been hoping that the club can extend his stay with them.
Tielemans has been a central figure in the Leicester rejuvenation following the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as manager in February.
Rodgers has even revealed that he is hoping to sign the player on a permanent basis.
Tielemans is highly-rated and he will almost certainly attract interest from clubs playing in the Champions League.
Tielemans has been on the books of Monaco since 2017. He made 35 appearances during his first season with the Ligue 1 club but fell down its pecking order after Leonardo Jardim was sacked as manager and replaced by Thierry Henry.
With Henry now gone and Jardim now managing the club again, he could be reintegrated into the club’s first-team.
Tielemans’ stint with Leicester will have certainly given him confidence and he will also have developed from experiencing Premier League football.
Leicester fans will hope the club goes all out to convince Monaco to part with the star on a permanent basis.