Speaking on The Done Deal Show, Ben Jacobs was discussing the status of Youri Tielemans this summer.
It has been reported for months that the Belgian will leave Leicester City this summer, but here we are on the opening day of the Premier League season and still with the Foxes.
According to Jacobs, there could still be a move on paper for Tielemans, and he believes a late bid from Newcastle United is a possibility.
Interestingly, Jacobs says that this situation is in fact under Arsenal’s control, noting that if the Gunners offered the player, they would get it.
What was said?
The journalist shared what he knows about Tielemans.
“Telemans accept that if a fair offer is made they will sell him due to the player’s contract status and they know that ideally he does not want to sign a new deal. Tielemans wants to resolve his future as quickly as possible, and there are not yet any bids at the moment, but some clubs have tried to determine Financial matters: “Arsenal have not moved yet, but that is still very likely,” Jacobs said.
“There is no urgent need for these clubs to move because until one of them makes offers the other interested clubs do not have to look into it. It is under the control of Arsenal, if Arsenal offers and agrees to a fee Tillmans will join Arsenal no matter what any other club does. If Arsenal does not offer Casually, it will be more of an open race and that is where Manchester United could come in as De Jong’s backup or even a late bid from Newcastle could be something we see.”
The door can be open
Newcastle would only be able to go to Tillman if Arsenal didn’t, but that door could be open at the end of the window.
Arsenal have already added Oleksandr Zinchenko to their squad, and he could play a more than efficient role in midfield.
The north London side have already spent a lot this summer, and while we know they have long taken an interest in the Tielemans, there’s a reason they haven’t signed him just yet.
Newcastle may get the chance to move to the 25-year-old.
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