Arsenal are closing in on a deal to deliver Youri Tielemans to The Emirates in the January switch window.
What’s the speak?
That’s in accordance with a report by Spanish publication Marca (through Sport Witness), who declare that, regardless of Barcelona’s curiosity in signing the Leicester City midfielder as a alternative for Sergio Busquets in the center of Xavi Hernández’s aspect, the Catalan membership imagine that they’ve already missed out on the Belgium worldwide’s signature.
The report goes on to state that that is as a result of 25-year-old being ‘very cold’ to the approaches of the LaLiga giants, one thing that Barca really feel is all the way down to the playmaker having already agreed a deal with one other crew, with Marca suggesting that this aspect is Arsenal – who’ve beforehand been reported to be “on track” to land Tielemans this winter.
Edu should transfer
Considering simply how spectacular Tielemans has been in an underperforming Leicester aspect up to now this season, coupled with central midfield clearly being the realm of Mikel Arteta’s table-topping aspect that lacks the most depth, the news that Edu seems to be closing in on a deal for the 25-year-old is undoubtedly unbelievable news for the Gunners.
Would Tielemans be a great signing for Arsenal?
Indeed, over his 15 Premier League appearances in the present marketing campaign, the £43.5m-rated expertise has been in sensational type, having scored three targets, registered one help and created 5 massive probabilities for his teammates, in addition to taking a mean of 1.1 photographs – 0.6 of which have been on goal – making 1.2 key passes and finishing 0.5 dribbles – per recreation.
The £35k-per-week midfielder has additionally impressed in metrics extra sometimes related together with his place, making a mean of two.3 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 0.7 clearances and successful 4.1 duels – at successful charge of 59% – per match, in addition to taking part in a mean of two.5 lengthy balls, 2.3 chipped passes and finishing a complete of 47.3 passes – at successful charge of 86% – per recreation.
These returns have seen the playmaker who Jack Johnson dubbed “unreal” common an astonishing Sofascore match score of 7.21, not solely rating him as Brendan Rodgers’ second-best performer in the league but in addition because the joint 26th-best participant in the highest flight as an entire – a slightly exceptional feat contemplating he’s taking part in a crew who sit 13th in the Premier League standings.
As such, it may be safely assumed that, if taking part in for a aspect who presently occupy top spot in the division, Tielemans’ attacking and inventive output would solely enhance additional, one thing that additional suggests that the 58-cap Belgium star can be one thing of a dream signing for Arteta forward of his aspect’s title cost in the second half of the season.