Journalist reveals the real fee Arsenal can pay for midfielder amidst incorrect reports

Youri Tielemans has become one of Arsenal’s main transfer targets in this window, and the midfielder could move to the Emirates soon.

Leicester City did not field him in their last league game as reports that he was leaving intensified.

The Belgian has been on the radar of Arsenal for a long time, and their fans even sang for him to join them when the Foxes faced the Gunners at the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta has bolstered his squad with some fine names in this window, but Tielemans is probably more experienced than some midfielders they have in the group.

But Leicester is holding out for a big fee, and reports suggest they want around £50m for his signature even though he only has one year left on his deal.

However, the reliable journalist Ben Jacobs has revealed those figures are wide of the mark.

He said as, quoted by Football 365, Leicester ‘want just over £30m or early in the window £35m all in, which is basically what they paid for him’.

He added that Arsenal ‘valued him at just under £25m in January (I believe £23m) and not a lot has changed’ and that ‘broad personal terms have been agreed. If Arsenal bid, he’ll sign.’

Just Arsenal Opinion

Tielemans would be a wonderful addition to our squad, but he should not cost much, especially after running down his contract until the final year.

The midfielder has done well in the Premier League so far, and he shouldn’t struggle to adapt to life at the Emirates.

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  1. The thing is, if we DO want him, then a few million shouldn’t be a problem (it’s kninkies money after all) and if we dilly dally, then clubs like Newcastle, City, chelsea, united and pool will have no problem gazumping us.

    It’s make your mind up time Arsenal!!

  2. I have read that Tielemans wants £200k a week. I for one am not convinced that he is currently worth that, so it may be a stumbling block if the club thinks the same.

  3. I suggest to you Mr Arteta, that when we play teams with a high press (like Leeds, or Man Utd) Tielemans would be a liability!!

    I also think that Zinc, White and Xhaka might have trouble with the high pressing teams.

    It will be very interesting to see who Arteta picks for the matches against Leeds. United and even Newcastle

  4. 5OM and 200K per week! Which planet are they living on? No need to compete with the recent ManU/Casemiro deal for the most ludicrous signing of the century. If only we had signed Bissouma.

  5. We were never after Tielemans. All our transfers have been pretty straightforward except for this one which seems to just go round and round with nothing concrete ever developing. The reality is we have Xhaka, El Neny, Partey and Lokonga who can play no.8 so we don’t really need another midfielder.

  6. Ken you are right how fans love to spend money that they can only dream about. Stan did not becomes a billionaire by luck and he will certainly look after it,as most super rich do. I personally do not rate Tielimans at £50 m and £200 a week. Anyway I do not think Arteta would guarantee him are starting place and Tielimans needs to play to ensure his place in the Belgian world cup squad. I do not think he will come to Arsenal and I think we might be better looking elsewhere if we are seriously looking for another midfielder.

  7. Gooners Tielemans is not the answer, maybe we could have a go in January when his value plummeted and that would only be for squad depth.

    It’s a ball carrying midfielder like Frankie de joong we really need, a player that can partner Partey or play in his absence.
    It is as simple as that.

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