Youri Tielemans is able to make the move to Arsenal if the Gunners submit a bid to Leicester for the midfielder, it has been claimed. The Belgian is out of contract along with his current club next summer and is anticipated to be available for a cut-price fee of around £30million but is sold on joining Mikel Arteta’s side and is waiting for a deal to be agreed.
The 25-year-old has long been on Arsenal’s radar but they signed £34m Fabio Vieira from Porto last month and appear to have a minimum of temporarily cooled their desire to herald Tielemans since then. Despite that CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs chatting with Curtis Shaw TV reports that the player is desperate to move to the Emirates.
The north Londoners have already welcomed Marquinhos, Matt Turner, Vieira and Gabriel Jesus to the club and it’s claimed that having been involved for 12 months, Tielemans will join Arsenal so long as a suitable offer is presented to Leicester. The player has reportedly at all times wanted the move.
The Belgium international apparently believes Arsenal is the proper opportunity for him even despite their absence of Champions League football. Tielemans has spent the last three-and-a-half seasons at Leicester and joined the Foxes permanently for £32m after a six-month loan from Anderlecht.
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CBS Sports say there isn’t any truth in reports that rivals Tottenham could hijack a deal but Newcastle have made a really basic enquiry. The Magpies’ interest nonetheless just isn’t advanced with Manchester United essentially the most dangerous rival for Tielemans’ signature.
United boss Erik ten Hag is currently focused on attempting to sign the likes of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong and defender Lisandro Martinez of former club Ajax, who can also be an Arsenal goal. Free agent Christian Eriksen is poised to affix United after left-back Tyrell Malacia became the Red Devils’ first recent addition on Tuesday, joining from Feyenoord.
It’s claimed that Ten Hag is a fan of Tielemans’ but that if Arsenal wish to sign him, he’s theirs for the taking. Personal terms are already said to be in place verbally. Leicester are desperate to recoup the £32m they paid although the Gunners and other clubs would like to do a deal closer to £25m with add-ons on top of that.
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Tielemans is claimed to be sold on a move to Arsenal despite the fact that their delay since bringing in Vieira has opened the door for United or every other club to swoop in. Spurs and Real Madrid have also been linked but aren’t serious suitors because it stands.
Leicester are currently planning for Tielemans to remain on the King Power Stadium and aren’t ruling out a recent contract. Tielemans said recently: “I even have the sensation that individuals think that after this season I can be out of contract after I still have one 12 months left. I feel good here, I like living here, my children go to high school here. I’m glad each inside and outside football. And Leicester have ambition.
“I’m very calm about [my future]. My contract expires in 2023 and it is not that I absolutely want to go away. I haven’t made my decision yet. If I even have to remain one other 12 months, I’ll gladly accomplish that. The club has been really great towards me. They continue to be very skilled, similar to me. That is not going to change.
“There are talks between the club and my advisors. That may remain so. It is not that I’m ignoring the club. I’ll study my options in the summertime and make a call. My family is a very powerful to me. I’m not going somewhere where I do know my family isn’t glad. As a father of two children, you have got to take into consideration that too.”