Manchester United ready to gazump Arsenal to Premier League target

Manchester United are said to be increasing their efforts to sign Youri Tielemans from Leicester, a player who is claimed to have agreed personal terms with Arsenal.

The midfielder is believed to be on the lookout for a new club this summer, with his current contract with the Foxes into it’s final 12 months.

Journalists have claimed that the Gunners opened talks over a deal to land him earlier in 2022, and we are claimed to have agreed personal terms, but we could now potentially miss out with the Red Devils now ready to weigh in with their own bid for his signature.

United had been pursuing a deal to sign Frenkie De Jong from Barcelona this summer, but the player seems to be continuing to resist their advances despite reports of an agreement with his playing club.

They now look set to turn their attentions to Tielemans who has attracted a keen interest from new manager Erik Ten Hag as claimed by CBS Sports (via the Express), and the timing could well be ideal as we are distracted by our efforts to sign Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City, with the Ukrainian a competent operator as a CM or at left-back.

I’ve been a big fan of Youri for some time, and I will be a little annoyed if he ends up joining our rivals instead of coming to the Emirates, but we do appear to have decided that they would prefer Zinchenko’s signature instead, possibly due to his versatility.

If it were up to me, I think I’d have looked to have cashed in on either Mo Elneny or Granit Xhaka in order to take advantage of Tielemans contract situation, as I believe he would have been an upgrade on our options and a player who very-much fits our current transfer policy. I think he will be an even bigger boost for Manchester United…

Do you believe we will quickly regret allowing United to swoop in and sign the Belgian?


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  1. Again, IF utd sign Tielemans and we dont, it will only matter and become an issue if both he and Martinez prove us not getting them wrong. Until then not an issue. For me though, i do wonder why when terms were agreed weeks ago, nothing has happened. The window isn’t finished yet, so not a story yet.

    1. I do believe roma will come for xhaka again

      Arsenal’s midfield will consist of partey, zinchenko, lakonga, el neny and possibly another addition . Lakonga and el neny will be for europa league along with the likes of patino and azeez. I would like to see tielemans it’s just where will he be playing and his game time considering he was present for leicester last season. Even looking at the attacking options odegaard, sakha, smith rowe, viera , martinelli , jesus , nketiah, marquinos and with Nelson expected to stay also and with losing Hutchinson unexpectedly , do the club really want to block the path of someone like taylor hart who even though has signed a contract either a loan move or cup game time is what he needs . Zinchenko ticks alot of boxes, he is quality in every position he plays . The sad part of that is that where zinchenko embraces his versatility and looks at the bigger picture maitland niles doesnt , he has every right to say he wants midfield but with his future uncertain and no longer a prospect, an attitude like zinchenkos could have helped us greatly last season during the injury issues instead of having a torrid time at roma and mediocre spell at west brom the season before .

  2. If Tielemans was coming to replace Xhaka then I would be all for that ,if not then a big no from me ,all round game better than xkaka with an eye for goal but another lightweight midfielder which we have in abundance.
    Is Xhaka going to replaced anyway as Arteta seems to love him as did our 2 previous managers ,I don’t see him leaving as Arteta gave him a new contract last season .
    For me Man Utd are welcome to him if this is true but I doubt it as they are after de jong .

  3. There is no urgency to fill this area in the team, a commanding center forward is more important at this point in time.

    Both defensive and box to box midfielders are available in abundance and will be available at the end of the windows, it is strikers that are in short supply.

    The gaffer could well pull a fast one on us by getting a midfielder from city on loan, if am not pushing the envelope

  4. We have clearly prioritized Zinchencho and that’s ok with me. I think the next priority will be a winger, not that it’s mine, but there seems to be to much chatter for it not to be a possibility. All that said, Tielemans for 30 million still seems to good value to pass up. I would say that we need to move a few out before it will happen though.

  5. I know the football club have there own plan but honestly letting youri go to the rival club is wrong
    Please go get youri he’s worth is not that much and for me he will be a good addition to arsenal club if the team sign
    Xhaka is ageing up already and he will be a perfect replacement for xhaka…

  6. Every reinforcement at the midfield with Granite Xakha still there and Tielemans surrendered to Man United, is absolutely a betrayal to Tielemans by the AFC this Summer Window. Fans will be very very disappointed..
    Arteta can even Swap Pepe with
    Tielemans. Instead of giving him out for cheap.

  7. If Tielemans is a replacement for Xhaka it makes sense, he is a clear upgrade on Xhaka, but Arteta seems hellbent to keep Xhaka.

    A mystery too, other CM’s available with better stats, in the PL as well. Xhaka already gave 2 interviews boldly saying he has no intention of changing the way he plays.

    In other words he’ll have more red cards than goals. Our midfield will continue to remain spectacularly pedestrian until Xhaka is either benched or moved on.

    1. Agree.
      Why Xhaka is so important for Arteta? He literally has made Arsenal lose games due to his red cards!
      Can a red card expert be a team leader? Puzzles me.

  8. Regret is an understatement in this matter. Our targets shouldn’t be slipping off our fingers in broad daylight like this. We ought to be assertive in what we want.

  9. Youri tielemans is too slow I prefer houssem aour from Lyon he’s fast and aggressive plus he’s younger with a year or two left in his contract.

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