Manchester United considered Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans move before January deadline
Christian Eriksen is out with an injury for a considerable period. As a result, Erik ten Hag was looking for a replacement for the Denmark international, who has been a key player for the Dutch manager.
As a result, the Belgium international was one of the names being eyed by the Red Devils. However, the King Power Stadium side’s demands to part ways with the 25-year-old were ‘too large’.
The midfielder’s current contract with the Foxes expires at the end of the campaign. He is set to see out his deal at the East Midland club and become a free agent in the summer of 2023.
Tielemans signed for Leicester from AS Monaco. The Belgian has been a key player for the Foxes over the years. They won the FA Cup in 2021, with the 25-year-old playing an essential part in the victory.
The King Power Stadium side are not having the best of seasons at the moment. They are fighting to stave off relegation at the moment. However, the midfielder has still shown glimpses of his quality for Brendan Rogers’ team.
United ended up acquiring the services of Marcel Sabitzer on deadline day. The Austria international has joined the Red Devils on loan from Bayern Munich until the end of the campaign.
The 28-year-old was evidently needed. Our depth in the middle of the park has dwindled due to injuries to a number of stars. Casemiro and Fred are the only other established players who are fit to play in the middle of the park.
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Tielemans is yet to commit his future to any club. It is not often that a player of his quality is available on a free transfer. However, it remains to be seen whether United can capitalise on the 25-year-old’s situation.