Aston Villa have made a significant statement of intent ahead of the upcoming season by capturing the services of highly talented midfielder Youri Tielemans.
The Premier League club confirmed on Saturday that Tielemans, a 26-year-old Belgium international, will join their ranks starting July 1, following the expiration of his contract with Leicester City.
Aston Villa is delighted to announce that the club has reached an agreement to sign Youri Tielemans.— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) June 10, 2023
The dynamic playmaker's decision to embrace a fresh challenge comes in the wake of Leicester's unfortunate relegation last season. Determined to continue his upward trajectory, Tielemans seized the opportunity to become Aston Villa's first signing during this summer transfer window.
Tielemans solidified his hero status among the Foxes faithful with an unforgettable moment at the King Power Stadium in 2021.
The midfielder etched his name in Leicester City folklore by delivering the winning goal in the prestigious FA Cup final against Chelsea, a feat that will forever be remembered by fans across the globe.
Hailing from the esteemed Anderlecht Academy in his native Belgium, Tielemans embarked on a remarkable journey that saw him ply his trade for AS Monaco in 2017. Two years later, he made the switch to Leicester City, where he showcased his exceptional skills and earned plaudits from all corners of the footballing world.
Aston Villa's ambition to build on their impressive seventh-place finish in the previous Premier League campaign was evident in their acquisition of Tielemans.
With their sights set on the Europa Conference League, Aston Villa aims to make a resounding impact on the European stage.