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Puel happy to see Tielemans progressing with Leicester

Former Leicester City boss Claude Puel is happy to see Youri Tielemans progressing with the Foxes.

The Frenchman, who was replaced by Brendan Rodgers last month, signed loan midfielder Tielemans from Monaco on deadline day, swapping out of favour Adrien Silva.

He told DH: “When players arrive at a club where I'm at, normally, it's because I want them.

"I've known Youri for a while. I was already following him at Anderlecht where he was playing well. I appreciated what he could bring offensively, his ability to score and his profile in transition.

"When I got him, I immediately wanted to put him in the best circumstances, meaning in a midfield three where he didn't have to do certain defensive duties.

"I put a base (Ndidi) in the team to add stability to the team and asked (James) Maddison to work a bit harder and play in a piston with Youri."

Puel continued: "Youri is a great professional, very mature for his young age.

"He's also very intelligent, with a technique that allows him to play under pressure, so he has interesting qualities, regardless of the league he plays in."

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