Youri Tielemans, a star player for Leicester, has been linked with a move to Arsenal for the whole summer.
After a “mystery club” offered £19 million for midfielder Youri Tielemans, Arsenal may try to move faster on a move for the star player.
Tielemans has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium all summer, and it looks like he is about to leave Leicester.
football.london has heard that the Gunners are willing to wait until next summer to sign the Belgium international for free when his contract ends. The player and the Gunners have already agreed on personal terms.
Arsenal could try to move those plans up to this summer if another team tried to sign the 25-year-old player, who is worth about £25 million to Leicester. Due to injuries to Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny, Mikel Arteta doesn’t have as many midfielders to choose from as he would like with just two days left in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal and Liverpool have both been rumored to be interested in signing Tielemans before the transfer deadline. Both teams need midfield reinforcements after having a lot of injuries in that area of the field. Football Insider says that a “mystery club” has made Leicester an offer of £19 million for the 25-year-old player with only 48 hours left in the transfer window.
This could mean that another team has made an offer for the Belgian midfielder, but it could also mean that Arsenal has made a late move for Tielemans after agreeing to personal terms with the player earlier this summer. The star from Leicester can play as a 6 or an 8, which would give Partey and Granit Xhaka in Arsenal’s midfield some backup and competition.
Tielemans helped the Foxes score 12 goals in 50 games last season, but he hasn’t shown any signs that he wants to sign a new contract at the King Power Stadium, even though other Premier League clubs are showing more interest in him. The 25-year-old hasn’t scored or helped score a goal yet this season. This is because Leicester hasn’t been able to sign many players because they don’t have enough money, but that will change when Wesley Fofana moves to Chelsea for £80 million.
Mikel Arteta wants to bring in one or two more players before the transfer window closes, and it looks like the club will try to meet the Spaniard’s demands in the next 48 hours. Technical director Edu has shown this summer that he will only negotiate deals that are necessary and good for the Gunners. Given Tielemans’ age, potential, and quality, Arsenal will surely try to sign him before the transfer window closes on Thursday, especially if another team has already bid for him.