Leicester have signed Youri Tielemans on permanent terms from Monaco following a highly impressive loan spell last season.

The Belgium midfielder has signed permanent terms on a four-year contract, with Leicester paying £40m.

Tielemans scored three and assisted four in 13 matches for Leicester after arriving on an initial six-month loan spell from the French club in January.

Tielemans said: ‘It is such a great feeling to sign. Ever since I arrived on loan last season, all the players, the staff and the fans have been fantastic with me, so I’m thrilled to be able to become a Leicester player.

‘I believe that we have the talent in our squad to achieve something special and for any player, that’s an exciting thing to be a part of. I really can’t wait to get started again with this club and do everything I can to help my team-mates.’

Manager Brendan Rodgers added: ‘I’m delighted that Youri has chosen to be part of Leicester City’s journey.

‘It’s an incredibly exciting time and to be able to bring players of Youri’s quality here is an indication of the hunger for success we have here.

‘Youri fit brilliantly into the squad last season, he’s already shown that he’s capable of making an impact in the Premier League and he adds another option to an incredibly talented group of players here.’

The 22-year-old will now join the rest of Leicester’s squad at a training camp in France.