Arsenal Transfer News: As reported by The Sun, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal has been showing strong interest in Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans. They have reportedly agreed to a deal to sign the Belgian midfielder this summer.
The defensive midfielder has just one year left on his current contract and the Foxes fear that they may lose their star asset for free next summer. Youri Tielemans would certainly have no choice but to make a move away from the King Power Stadium.
Leicester is ready to listen to offers and that could make this deal even more interesting. The Gunners have been on a hunt for a new midfielder even after signing Fabio Vieira from Porto.
However, the North Londoners are not the only club that is pursuing a deal for the star player. Manchester United and Newcastle are also keeping close tabs on the 25-year-old midfielder.
Arsenal Transfer News: Mikel Arteta Would Love To Play Youri Tielemans Along With Thomas Partey
The Gunners have already been successful in sealing deals for Matt Turner, Fabio Vieira, and Marquinhos. Many expected that the manager will not sign any other midfielder but that doesn’t look like the case right now.
The former Manchester City assistant manager would love to pair Tielemans along with Thomas Partey. He could also utilize Odegaard between the midfielders and could certainly have many combinations to play with.
As things stand, if Arsenal manages to sign the Belgian star before their rivals, then they could have no shortage of midfielders. As reported by The Mirror, players such as Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira could depart leaving places to fill.
The 25-year-old midfielder has been a consistent performer for Leicester City. Last season, he had his name among the best goals scored and that would certainly excite Arsenal fans.
Arsenal Transfer News: The Gunners Would Need To Battle With Premier League Rivals To Decide The Fate Of The Transfer
Manchester United and Newcastle are reportedly paying attention to Youri Tieleman’s situation at Leicester Erik Ten Hag is busy dealing with Frenkie De Jong but that doesn’t mean that the club won’t look out for cheap players.
Newcastle United’s sporting director, Dan Ashworth has made inquiries about the player. Arsenal is currently busy securing the move for Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City.
However, the £45m deal could be completed by this week and the Gunners would then start looking for other players. Mikel Arteta has already leapfrogged United in the race to sign one of their key targets, Lisandro Martinez.
It seems that this transfer window could witness an intense battle between Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United and Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.