Youri Tielemans 'attitude stinks' claims rejected as Ty Bracey reacts to new Aston Villa signing
Ty Bracey has disagreed with claims that Youri Tielemans’ attitude stinks but still believes he will be a rotation player for Aston Villa next season.
The club confirmed (10 June) that the Belgian international would officially become a Villa player on a free transfer on 1 July after his contract at Leicester City expired, signing on a four-year deal.
Tielemans is Emery’s first signing of the summer transfer window after the acquisitions of Alex Moreno and Jhon Duran in January.
A regular for his country on the international stage, amassing 58 caps since his debut in 2016, the midfielder is widely remembered for his stunning match-winner in the 2021 FA Cup final.
Speaking exclusively to Villa News, Bracey admitted that the 26-year-olds could thrive under the guidance of Unai Emery despite claims that he threw in the towel with the relegated Foxes last season.
“I definitely think he will end up being rotation,” he said.
“I don’t think he will start week in week out, but I think Emery will get the best out of anyone who is on the books, to be honest.
“I’m definitely not saying no to him. There are a few people turning their noses up at him, saying he’s not good enough and that his attitude stinks, but I really think Emery can get the best out of anyone at the club.
“I think he will play a bit in both the Premier League and in Europe.
“The schedule is going to be more hectic than ever, so you need those numbers in the squad, so I think it is really important we bolster the ranks in as many positions as we can for rotation purposes.”
Aston Villa already possess Douglas Luiz, Boubacar Kamara, Leander Dendoncker and John McGinn as options in the middle of the park, but Tielemans’ addition will bolster the ranks ahead of their Europa Conference League campaign next season.
The club are expected to make several more additions to their first-team squad in order to cope with this increase in workload.
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