A claim has emerged on Tottenham target Youri Tielemans and what he wants to do in the summer transfer window…
Journalist Ben Jacobs has revealed that the Spurs target, who they are not seriously pursuing at the moment, wants to sign for their bitter rivals ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
He Tweeted: “Youri Tielemans update. Still no formal offers made. Tielemans wants to join Arsenal and Edu still in touch with his agent. Arsenal have agreed terms, and worked on the deal for a year, but have never placed an official bid.”
The reporter then added: “Tottenham and Real Madrid (other clubs sometimes linked) to date aren’t serious suitors. Nothing advanced. Right now, Leicester are planning for Tielemans to stay and not totally ruling out a new deal, which could still come if offers don’t materialise.”
This update will surely leave supporters at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium feeling gutted for multiple reasons.
Firstly, they will be frustrated that the club are not seriously considering a swoop for the gem this summer. He would be an excellent signing for Antonio Conte as he would add a much-needed goal threat from the middle of the park.
The likes of Harry Winks, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ollie Skipp and Rodrigo Bentancur did not offer a great deal in front of goal, in terms of scoring, and new signing Yves Bissouma scored once for Brighton in 2021/22.
These statistics suggest that he has the quality to make a big impact in the final third from midfield and that is why he would be a fantastic addition to the squad, as he would offer something different to Conte’s current options.
Because of this, the fans will also be gutted by the prospect of him signing for their bitter rivals. It would be frustrating for the fans to watch Tielemans performing well week-in-week-out for Arsenal and improving their team – wondering what he would have been like in a Spurs shirt.
Therefore, the supporters will be fuming with this latest claim and will now be hoping that the Gunners fail to get a deal over the line in the coming weeks. It could just make a big difference in the race for top four next term.