West Ham United 'known admirers' of Youri Tielemans, Leicester resigned to losing him
West Ham United are ‘known admirers’ of Youri Tielemans, with Leicester now resigned to losing him this summer after failing to agree a new contract.
Tielemans joined the Premier League back in 2019 in a £30m deal after a successful loan spell, and has become one of the best young midfielders in the division.
His performances for Leicester have made him a wanted man as he approaches the final 12 months of his deal, and according to journalist Toby Cudworth the Hammers are among the clubs interested in a deal.
90min shared a report that stated the Foxes are now ‘resigned to losing’ the Belgium international this summer and several clubs are expected to be interested in his services including the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.
A deal doesn’t seem to be on the cards to bring Tielemans to the London Stadium, with Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill seemingly the top target instead.
Tielemans would be an astute signing for the Irons this summer if they were able to pull it off, with reports stating any deal could cost closer to £30m than the £40m asking price.
However with such great competition for his signature, and the fact he wants to play Champions League football, it would be difficult for them to be able to get it over the line and makes sense that their attentions are elsewhere.
What Tielemans does show though is that the club have got a specific type of profile in mind for their midfield.
The Belgian is a combative central midfielder with plenty of guile and finesse to his game too, while also offering an extra hand in the final third when it comes to goals and assists.
It’s encouraging to see the club linked with players of such quality, and this summer window could be an exciting one for the fans.
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