Arteta told £40m midfielder is leaving rivals as Arsenal edge closer to summer deal
Arsenal have edge closer to the possible signing of Youri Tielemans after they were told he will be leaving Leicester City
With all the reports that Mikel Arteta is a man that knows he needs to add a bit more Premier League quality to the squad in the transfer window, there has been alot of speculation about players that could be arriving at the club
Tielemans is expected to leave Leicester City this summer when he will have just a year remaining on his current contract, and Arsenal are among the Premier League clubs who have been linked with a move
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta wants to boost the quality and depth of his midfield options this summer, and Tielemans would be an upgrade on both Granit Xhaka, whose future at the Emirates is uncertain.
Leicester have been keep to keep hold of the player – but Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the Belgian will leave the King Power this summer and is keen to join one of the big clubs in the Premier League
Amid all the speculation, former Gunners star Kevin Campbell recently claimed Tielemans is the midfielder who Mikel Arteta will target as his team are already well stocked in the attacking midfield position after bringing in Martin Odegaard last summer for £30m.
Campbell recently claimed: ‘I think Youri Tielemans is the one they will be looking at.
‘I could be wrong on that but I think the ship has sailed with Maddison. We have Odegaard now so spending another £50 million on an attacking midfielder, I just don’t see it.
‘Tielemans is a player Arsenal need. He has a different game to Maddison.
‘I’m sure Arteta will see him as our type of player. For me, Tielemans is the one and I hope we can get that deal done in the summer.’
Over the last two seasons, the Belgian has played a significant part in the Foxes’ successive fifth place finishes and is one of the best attacking midfielders in the English game
He is ready for that big move – and if Arsenal get him – he could be a great signing