Did Spurs do us a favour?

It will be interesting to see if Youri Tielemans will be a transfer priority for United if there is no pursuit for Frenkie de Jong’s club this summer. The Leicester City midfielder has been amongst the top target for the London club, and it has been seen why as now they have gotten their man Gabriel Jesus in the attack, so now they will be looking for a suitable midfielder. 

Leicester Youri Tielemans’ contract at King Power Stadium expires next season, and he has turned down offers of an extension, meaning Leicester will have to cash out now. With only 12 months left on his contract when the summer transfer window opens, Youri Tielemans will put Leicester City in a difficult position if they decide not to sign a new deal.

In the Premier League last season, he made 32 appearances, scored six goals, and provided four assists. These were the same numbers he served in the Premier League in the 20-21 season but with six more appearances. The Belgian scored the only goal in the FA Cup Final in the 20-21 season for Leicester City as they defeated the then European Champions Chelsea. Chelsea was also interested in signing Tielemans at a point in the transfer window, but they did not pursue the player.

Arsenal can be benefited from Tielemans in their team as the midfielder creates chances and makes runs in the box, which allows him to score. A few stats from last season prove he can be an idle player for Arteta’s Arsenal. He has a minimum of one shot on goal every 90 minutes and also creates a shot chance for the team at least twice in a match. As a midfielder, he is pretty good with the ball and also rotates the ball around the field with ease. He averaged 63 passes attempted in every game, from which he completed 41 passes. The Belgian, with his abilities, can provide a maximum of six progressive passes. He can also help a bit in defending as he averages three successful tackles every game and can also intercept the passes through which he can create the counter-attacking play.

With such stats, Arsenal will be very reliable on this player as he can make that change on the field. With the likes of Granit Xhaka starting for almost 30 games last season, replace it with Tielemans, the success rate goes up, and such a player can help Arsenal and Arteta to have a good campaign this time out. With a new LB in the side bought in from the champions of England, Zinchenko can also provide dangerous balls from the left wing when on the move.