Arsenal in the race to sign Leicester City creative midfielder
Arsenal have reportedly agreed on personal terms with Leicester City playmaker Youri Tielemans.
The 25-year-old’s future is currently the subject of much rumours, with a number of teams, including Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd, believed to be interested in his services.
According to journalist Ben Jacobs, the North London giants have agreed on personal terms with the Belgium international, who is keen to make the move to North London this summer.
Jacobs reports that Mikel Arteta’s side have been working on a possible contract “for a year”, however, the club are yet to place an official offer for his signature, with Leicester planning for him to remain at the club.
Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid are also believed to be keeping close tabs on the developments, while the Magpies could enter the race for his services.
Tielemans’s current contract at Leicester is set to expire next summer, and the Foxes are believed to be wary of losing him on a free transfer ahead of the 2023-24 season.
The Belgian playmaker was again a vital player for Brendan Rodgers’s side last campaign, playing 50 games in all competitions, contributing seven goals and five assists in the process.
“That is not out of the question,” Tielemans recently told reporters when questioned on a possible exit during this summer’s transfer window. “I feel very good at Leicester, I was welcomed with open arms from day one. I give everything for the club until the last day.
“But of course you have to listen to other opportunities, you have to look at your career, and sometimes you have to make choices. Maybe one will come my way.”
Tielemans joined Leicester from Ligue 1 outfits AS Monaco in January 2019, initially on loan, and he has been a vital player for the Foxes, founding back of the net 24 times and providing 24 assists in 157 games.