Youri Tielemans a “real option” for Manchester United if Champions League football is secured
Leicester City star Youri Tielemans could be a “real option” for Manchester United if they qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
The Belgium international is in the final months of his current contract and is expected to leave the King Power Stadium side. Next summer, the 25-year-old is set to become a free agent.
Speaking to GiveMeSport (h/t Manchester Evening News), CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs believes United under Erik ten hag has the potential to entice the midfielder’s signature in the upcoming transfer window.
“I think that Tielemans was not too sold on Manchester United under previous managers. But, with Erik ten Hag turning things around, if Manchester United qualify for the Champions League that could be a real option for them.”
Tielemans moved to Leicester from AS Monaco in January 2019. Since then, the Belgian has developed into a quality player in the Premier League.
In recent campaigns, the 25-year-old has been up there with some of the best midfielders in the English top flight. He has made 27 appearances in all competitions for Brendan Rodgers’ team this season, scoring four goals and providing one assist.
Over the years, United have not been at their best. We have fallen down from our pedestal since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure.
However, Ten Hag has managed to turn things around at the Old Trafford side. The Red Devils look set to finish in the top four in the current campaign. We are also in the final of the Carabao Cup.
The Manchester-based club signed Christian Eriksen and Casemiro last summer. The Danish and Brazilian stars have become key players under the Dutch manager. However, we seemingly lack strength in depth with the likes of Fred, Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek on the bench.
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Leicester are struggling in the PL at the moment. The Foxes are in a relegation battle. Therefore, United will evidently look like an enticing option for Tielemans. Hopefully, the 25-year-old will decide to join the Red Devils next summer.