Gary Neville expects £40m-rated midfielder Youri Tielemans to be on the radar of the Premier League’s top six clubs after impressing for Leicester City.

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has suggested that his former club may be one of a number of Premier League sides in the hunt to sign Youri Tielemans at the end of the season.

The Belgium international has been a major hit in the English top flight with Leicester City since joining on loan from Monaco in January.

Tielemans scored his third goals in 11 appearances on Sunday as Leicester brushed aside Arsenal, adding to his four assists across the same period.

Leicester are working hard to tie the 21-year-old down to a permanent contract, but Neville expects them to face competition from the likes of Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur when the transfer window reopens.

“With Tielemans, I think the issue that Leicester will have is that there are midfields in the top six that need strengthening,” he told Sky Sports News.

“He is 21-years-old, available they say for £40m. He’s proved himself in the Premier League, almost like a dress rehearsal at Leicester. Leicester could struggle to keep him because of the fact that other clubs may want him.”

Tielemans has previously spent four years at Anderlecht and 18 months at Monaco prior to linking up with Leicester as part of a deal that saw Adrien Silva move the opposite way.

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