An update has emerged on Newcastle United and their pursuit of Youri Tielemans in the summer transfer window…
Journalist Ben Jacobs has revealed that PIF are keen on the gem and are one of a number of teams taking a closer look at the Belgium international, who is said to be interested in leaving the King Power ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
He Tweeted: “Tielemans’ preference remains to leave this window. Still no formal bids despite growing interest from a number of clubs, including Man United and Newcastle. For now, # focusing on Oleksandr Zinchenko, who can play in midfield. Personal terms expected to be agreed next week.”
The reporter added: “Leicester still anticipating offers between £25-30m before window shuts, and Tielemans would like to move. Ten Hag is a big fan. Tielemans was less convinced when Rangnick made enquiries in January but may reconsider under new boss. Far easier negotiation than with De Jong, too.”
If Newcastle can strike a deal to sign the former Monaco man, He can form an exciting pairing with current Toon gem Guimaraes.
Since moving to England in January 2019, Tielemans has never averaged a SofaScore rating lower than 7.00 across a top-flight campaign. He has played in four seasons for the Foxes and maintained a sublime level of form throughout that time, proving that he has the quality and consistency to be an excellent midfielder in the division.
Newcastle would be signing a player who knows the league and would come with a degree of certainty, as he is not a young player coming to a new country and experiencing the Premier League for the first time. He is settled in England and a proven performer on the pitch.
Guimaraes, meanwhile, has made a stunning start to his career with Newcastle. The Brazil international averaged a SofaScore rating of 7.25 in 11 starts for the club last term – scoring five goals and assisting one.
He hit the ground running for Howe’s side and can now form a dream partnership with Tielemans in the middle of the park. Both players have shown that they can consistently produce brilliant displays in the Premier League and this means that they could run games for the Toon with their combined abilities.