According to The Daily Star, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham could all come calling for Leicester loanee Youri Tielemans this summer.
Tielemans has been exceptional since he arrived in the Premier League on loan from Monaco in January. The talented Belgian midfielder has long been touted as a rising star and now he’s showing why.
As a result, he’s attracted the interest of three huge top-flight clubs, per The Daily Star. The report cites quotes from the 21-year-old, in which he declares: “As for my future, we’ll see at the end of the season. I am just enjoying everything here and we’ll see after the next two games.”
Leicester don’t have an option to buy in his loan contract and if they want to sign the player will face serious competition. Brendan Rodgers has said previously, via quotes from talkSPORT, that the club will do everything possible to bring him in permanently.
On Sunday against Arsenal we got a further glimpse of just how good Hamza Choudhury is. The 21-year-old is the same age as Tielemans and is some way behind in terms of development, but his future could be equally as bright if the Foxes invest time in him.
The arrival of Tielemans permanently would likely see Choudhury’s game time reduced again, but if the 5 ft 8 youngster was to become a permanent part of the starting XI, then he could flourish. Alongside Wilfred Ndidi, the Foxes would still possess a formidable midfield.
James Maddison already provides Leicester with plenty of creativity and although he played out on the wing against Arsenal, it’s a position where Harvey Barnes is only going to improve. As such, the former Norwich should become the main creative outlet again and allow Choudhury to thrive in behind.
Tielemans, therefore, is replaceable. Rather than spending what could be £40m and getting caught up in a transfer saga, they’d be better off focusing on one of their own talents.