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Manchester United plot bid for Youri Tielemans

Manchester United are interested in Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans.

What’s the word?

That’s according to The Times, who understand that the 25-year-old is of high interest to Erik ten Hag and features on a wish list of targets.

Improving his midfield is a matter of priority for the new boss, with Christian Eriksen also noted as a player he would like to bring to Old Trafford.

It is unsure how intense the interest in Tielemans is from United, but as the midfielder has just one year left on his contract, a reported asking price of £25m.

Imagine him and Bruno

Youri Tielemans has impressed since his permanent arrival at the King Power Stadium back in 2019.

He has provided a creative spark in the Leicester midfield, acting as a calming presence in the middle of the park.

This, alongside the wildcard Bruno Fernandes could help the Portuguese star to recapture his form from 2020/21, where he attained 29 goal contributions.

His 7.08 average SofaScore rating in the league outlies him as a consistent performer, and also notched up six goals and four assists last season.

He is the complete midfielder and would complement Fernandes perfectly. The two could form a formidable partnership, which could further be bolstered should United complete their reported move for Frenkie de Jong.

He has earned plenty of plaudits for his performances in English football and was dubbed “outstanding” by his manager Brendan Rodgers. He further went on to label him as “one of Europe’s top midfielders.”

When ranked amongst other midfielders, it’s clear to see why as he ranks in the 94th percentile for shots totalled and the 88th percentile for progressive passes per 90.

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He stands out as a creative force from deep, which is something United have been missing over the last couple of years, as Scott McTominay and Fred have held down both spots and offered little creativity.

If Ten Hag can tempt Tielemans and reported target Frenkie de Jong, both can combine to facilitate the upturn in form for Fernandes and help propel United back up the table after a disappointing season.

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