Arsenal are said to be the frontrunners in signing Youri Tielemans but according to the latest rumours, Tottenham Hotspur might be interested in signing him.
Youri Tielemans has refused to sign a new deal with Leicester City which is why he looks all set to leave this summer and many experts believe it’s only a matter of time before Arsenal get their hands on him.
However, according to football.london, Antonio Conte is a fan of Youri Tielemans and he wants to bring him on board before the next season begins.
Youri Tielemans with an assist tonight. 🧐 pic.twitter.com/h2BjclnqFI
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Will Spurs be a good enough destination for Tielemans?
Arsenal were the only major club who were interested in signing Youri Tielemans but if Spurs are serious about bringing him on board then the Lilywhites will any day be a better destination.
Yes, at the Emirates Stadium he will get to play almost every gameweek but with Spurs, Youri Tielemans will be able to play in the Champions League next season.
Tottenham have improved in leaps and bounds under Antonio Conte and with players like Winks and Skipp falling down the pecking order, the Leicester man can get to play a fair number of games.
He’s played more than 150 games for the Foxes across all competitions and a midfielder of his stature deserves to play against Europe’s best.
Can Arsenal fend off Spurs’ interest in Youri Tielemans?
Arsenal have dropped their interest in other midfielders like Ruben Neves just to keep their undeterred focus on Youri Tielemans so this latest development is not good news at all.
Tielemans is a very necessary signing for Mikel Arteta but if Tottenham step up their interest then it will be really hard for Arsenal to match up.
Not only do Spurs have a higher transfer budget but the Lilywhites also have the lure of Champions League football along with an experienced manager like Antonio Conte.
Arsenal need to move quickly and secure the signing of Youri Tielemans before Tottenham can make up their mind, or else they will have to shift their focus to their alternatives.