Leicester City signs Tielemans in permanent agreement

LONDON: Leicester City completed the signing of the Belgium international Youri Tielemans in a permanent agreement on Monday after the midfielder was impressed during a loan period at King Power last season.

The Foxes will pay Monaco a club record of £ 40 million ($ 55 million) to secure the 22-year-old with a four-year contract.

Tielemans becomes Leicester's second major purchase in a week after Newcastle's Ayoze Perez signed for £ 30 million.

I think we have the talent in our team to achieve something special and for any player, it is something exciting to be a part, said Tielemans.

Leicester dismissed interest from a number of others Premier League clubs to ensure Tielemans, who scored three goals and gave four assists in 14 appearances during his loan period in the second half of last season.

It's an incredibly exciting time for this soccer club and to be able to bring players of Youri's quality here is an indication of the hunger for success that we have, said the Leicester manager. Brendan Rodgers .