Sacha Tavolieri has dropped an update on the future of reported Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Youri Tielemans.
In a recent post on Twitter (via The Sun), the Belgian journalist revealed that the 24-year-old – who looks set to leave Leicester City at the end of the season – has told people close to him that he would prefer a move to Spain this summer, with Real Madrid believed to be keen on a deal for the Belgium international.
This is sure to come as a huge blow to the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United, all of whom have been credited with an interest in the central midfielder – for whom the Foxes are believed to be demanding an extremely reasonable figure of £25m in order to part with this summer.
In his tweet, Tavolieri said: “While he should leave Leicester City this summer, Youri Tielemans would have told those around him his preference for a departure to Spain. Real Madrid, interested, could position itself concretely in the coming weeks.”
Considering the wonderfully talented footballer Tielemans has developed into since his £40m move to the King Power back in 2019, in addition to the fact that the 24-year-old looks to be available for a very affordable price this summer, the news that the midfielder would prefer a move to Spain is sure to have left Antonio Conte livid.
Indeed, the £49.5m-rated talent has proven over his 28 Premier League appearances this season just how much ability he possesses, scoring six goals, registering three assists and creating four big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 1.8 shots, making 1.2 key passes and completing 0.9 dribbles per game.
The £120k-per-week dynamo has also impressed in metrics more typical of his position, making an average of 0.7 interceptions, 2.1 tackles, 43.1 passes, 2.3 long balls and winning 4.8 duels – at a success rate of 51% – per fixture.
As such, it is clear for all to see just how much Tielemans would add to Conte’s current options in the middle of the park at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
And, when taking into account the fact that the 24-year-old is now available for around half his reported £50m price tag in January, the news the Leicester playmaker is eyeing a move to Spain will undoubtedly be gutting for everyone involved with Spurs.