Youri Tielemans wants to quit Aston Villa after fall-out with Emery - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

11th Oct, 2023 | 10:23am

Exclusive: Youri Tielemans wants to quit Aston Villa after fall-out with Emery

Youri Tielemans’ long-term Aston Villa future is in big doubt after a fall-out with manager Unai Emery, sources have told Football Insider.

Tielemans, 26, is yet to start a Premier League match for the Midlands giants and is unhappy with his role at Villa Park.

It is believed he is keen to move on in January – even though he has only just joined Aston Villa – due to strained relations with Emery.

The pair have struggled to hit it off and Tielemans has already told his inner circle he wants out at the earliest opportunity.

The Belgium international put pen to paper on a four-year deal in July after leaving Leicester City on a free transfer following their relegation.

But the midfielder’s move has not gone to plan and he is yet to break into Emery’s first-choice starting eleven.

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He has featured in every Premier League game this season as a substitute but is yet to be named in the XI for a top-flight game.

Instead, he has started in four out of five games in the League Cup and Europa Conference League this term.

His last start came in the narrow 1-0 Group E victory over Zrinjski Mostar last week (5 October).

Tielemans has previously voiced his opinion on his lack of opportunities in the Villa side.

Speaking before the last international break and quoted by Birmingham Live (8 September), the Belgian told reporters that his situation is “not pleasant” at Aston Villa.

The midfielder revealed he told manager Unai Emery that “I came to Villa to play” – and insisted the Spaniard’s response to the situation “doesn’t help me move forward”.

Douglas Luiz, Boubacar Kamara and John McGinn are currently keeping Tielemans out of the side.

He may also face extra competition from Jacob Ramsey when he makes a full return from the injury which has limited his involvement so far this season.

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