Arsenal risk losing target to Spain if they don’t move now

Arsenal made contact with Youri Tielemans representatives early in 2022, but we appear to be playing a dangerous game as we stall on making an offer to Leicester.

The Belgian is into the final 12 months of his current playing deal, and having made it clear of his intention to leave the club, will turn down any offers of a new contract.

With that in mind, we appear to be stalling on making an offer, possibly in anticipation of making an effort to sign him for nothing next July, but that is a very risky prospect.

Not only have Barcelona and Real Madrid shown an interest in Tielemans previously, two clubs who have signed plenty of free transfers in recent windows, but they remain a powerhouse in Europe (despite the clear and obvious financial problems of the Catalan club.

Going directly up against either club would be a big challenge, and an even bigger fear of mine is that if we was to miss out on a top-four finish this season we would have zero chance of landing him.

At present, we have so much to offer Youri, and supposedly have the chance to sign him for as little as £25 Million, the Standard reports, and I struggle to believe that waiting much longer makes any form of sense.

Tielemans is a top-draw player, one who has a range of strengths most would dream of, and I struggle to understand why we are dilly-dallying over this deal.

Do you think we are simply playing with the Foxes to lower his asking price? Which other CM that we’ve been linked with would you prefer signed over the Leicester man?

Patrick

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7 Comments

  1. Look, I love the game, played it a bit, follow the exploits as best as I can of my fav team, but I’m no expert like most of you are. So, take my few cents with this in mind. My concern is, if YT is good enough to agree terms with, which tells me we would like to have him in the team, then buy him, especially now!! YT must be looking at the deals that have been done and probably asking himself, do these guys really want me? If he convinces himself that the answer is no, (I recall he said that he didn’t want to come to AFC some years ago) then, game over!! He’s gone! That will be a loss for us as I think he can be an excellent asset.

  2. I do rate his passing and shooting skills not his defensive aspect of the game.he’ll do pretty well in a double midfield pivot cos his partner at leicester ndidi’s injury got their midfield exposed hence continuous conceding of goals.

  3. I hope that we have learned from the last 4 years of how much power a player has once he wants to go , and like we have been left short for quailty players in fee’s recieved , i hope this is the lesson learned in play and that if we can sell for peanuts then we can buy for same.
    Good player but im not so sure hes the boss we need in the center.

  4. Let them sign Tielsman and atleast loan him out he is a big deal for the club and seems to fit in arteta’s plans and he has the passion and love for the club am sure he will give positive results

  5. Lets be honest, $25M for a squad player is about right, but when you consider that player is Tieleman, who is prem proven and can score goals, it makes even more sense to me. Granted, his defensive work is not the best, but as long as he has cover beside him, he would be an excellent addition to the team. Not sure he´ll be a starter though, and as long as KT stays fit, Zinchenko can always cover in midfield. I wonder if this is in the back of the minds of the club and why this deal is taking so long to complete?

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