Arsenal leading the race for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans

The Gunners need to strengthen their midfield this summer.

It’s claimed by British media that Arsenal are leading the race for Leicester City star Youri Tielemans.

The 24-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

Tielemans has been at Leicester City since 2019 when he joined from Monaco. The 24-year-old’s contract at Leicester City is set to expire at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

This season, Tielemans has scored 7 goals and provided 3 assists in 36 appearances for Leicester City.

Youri Tielemans
Youri Tielemans

The 24-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Belgium. His record for Belgium is also impressive. Tielemans has scored 4 goals in 49 matches for Belgium at senior level.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Arsenal.

The Gunners have earmarked Leicester City midfielder as their target, with Mikel Arteta being a ‘huge admirer’ of the player.

The Belgium international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Arteta wants to target in the summer transfer window.

Arsenal
Arsenal

Arsenal are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

There is no doubt that Tielemans will take Arsenal’s midfield to a different level. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Arsenal are leading the race to sign Leicester City and Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans. That is according to Nieuwsblad, with the source stating that Tielemans is ready to move to a bigger team this summer. He wants to move to a team in the Champions League, and Arsenal are currently favourites to finish fourth in the Premier League. The Gunners are hoping to reinforce their squad, both to improve the starting line-up and to add depth for the increasing number of games they will play next season.”

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Arsenal have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Belgium international.

The Foxes would be wise to keep the Belgium international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.

Good signing for Arsenal?

Signing the 24-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Arteta.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in London.

Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.

It will be interesting to see if Arsenal can beat their rivals to the midfielder’s signature.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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