Arsenal have met with Youri Tielemans’ agent, it has been claimed in the media as they seek to win the race to try and sign the gifted midfielder
With all the reports that Mikel Arteta is a man that knows he needs to add a bit more Premier League quality to the squad in the transfer window, there has been alot of speculation about players that could be arriving at the club
Tielemans is expected to leave Leicester City this summer when he will have just a year remaining on his current contract, and Arsenal are among the Premier League clubs who have been linked with a move.
The Belgium midfielder, 24, is thought to have held talks over extending his Foxes’ contract beyond the summer of 2023, But it’s claimed he has already decided to leave, meaning Leicester could cash in at the end of the current season.
Now the suggestion is Arsenal are trying to barge into pole position for his signature, and had already made moves to try and secure a transfer deal to bring the midfielder to the Emirates in a deal worth around £40 million
Over the last two seasons, the Belgian has played a significant part in the Foxes’ successive fifth place finishes and is one of the best attacking midfielders in the English game
He is ready for that big move – and if Arsenal get Champions League football, he could be a very good addition to the Gunners squad
So it will be very interesting to see if they do actually compete a transfer deal for a player that is attracting so much interest.
But with Liverpool and Man United also interested in a potential deal, it could be a real battle for the Gunners