Reading through the latest Arsenal news I came across yet another player that we are supposedly interested in and it got me thinking, are these players being linked with us really an upgrade on what we already have at the Emirates?
The player in question today is Leicester City’s loanee Youri Tielemans, and according to the report the 22-year-old may be viewed as an upgrade on Granit Xhaka or even as a replacement for Aaron Ramsey.
For some context, we are not the only club said to be interested in the Belgium midfielder, Manchester United and Tottenham are apparently keen on signing the Monaco outcast also.
Now then, an upgrade on Xhaka?
Yeah, maybe, but remember that Tielemans has only played 12 Premier League games and has yet to prove himself long term in the English game and he was a failure at Monaco where he was named by France Football as the biggest flop in the first half of the 2017/18 season.
So, for me, there is absolutely no guarantee what we would get with Tielemans and at least we know that Xhaka does have a role to play even if it is just as a squad player.
I accept that Tielemans has performed well in his short period with the Foxes but how often do we see that, in fact, look at Lucas Torreira, he was imperious in the first half of the season, not so much in the second half.
So, in conclusion, is Tielemans an upgrade on Xhaka, or can he replace Ramsey?
Maybe, but I would not risk £35 Million to find out.
Let us know your opinion in the comments section below on whether you think Tielemans would be an upgrade on what we already have.