Reports say that Youri Tielemans is showing interest in joining Real Madrid. This comes as a blow to his other suitors, who include Barcelona and Manchester City, among others.
According to a report by the French website Foot Mercato, Youri Tielemans hopes to join Real Madrid after leaving Leicester City in the summer of 2022. His other suitors, notably Barcelona and Manchester City, have suffered a severe setback as a result of the development.
Since joining Leicester City from AS Monaco, Youri Tielemans has established himself as one of the top playmakers in the Premier League. He had a successful loan spell with the Foxes in January 2019. Then the Belgian international completed his permanent switch to the Premier League with the club.
To date, the 24-year-old has made 141 appearances for Leicester City. He has contributed 24 goals and 22 assists to the team’s overall success. Tielemans, on the other hand, may leave the King Power Stadium during the summer transfer window in search of a fresh challenge. Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester City have all shown interest in such a circumstance.
The fact that Real Madrid is interested arises from the many uncertainties surrounding the futures of Dani Ceballos and Isco. The Spanish pair will almost certainly leave the Santiago Bernabeu during the summer transfer window. This will open up a position for Tielemans to take up before ultimately replacing the aging Luka Modric in the starting lineup.
What is in store in Tielman’s future?
When it comes to Barcelona, the Blaugrana will be on the market for a midfielder during the summer transfer window. This is because veteran midfielder Sergio Busquets is nearing the end of his illustrious professional career. And, with Barcelona expected to trade Riqui Puig before the 2022/23 season, Tielemans may step in to initially replace the Spaniard before establishing himself as Frenkie de Jong and Pedri’s long-term partner in midfield.
Recent reports have also suggested that Manchester City are the front-runners in the battle to recruit Tielemans. Despite Bernardo Silva’s recovery this season, the Portuguese international might be on his way out of Manchester City in the summer. Real Madrid is showing interest for a move for the midfielder. The Belgian international might be a substitute for Silva at Manchester City if the latter quit the club.
Reports reveal that the Premier League winners are in frequent communication with the player’s agent. The 24-year-old, on the other hand, has his heart set on joining Real Madrid. They may buy him for €40 million. A big blow has been dealt to Barcelona, Manchester City, and other interested parties, including Arsenal and Manchester United. But it is unclear whether they will be able to claw their way back into the fight for Tieleman.