Edu pushed into £30m Arsenal transfer scrutiny for Belgium star amid Man United’s Casemiro deal
Edu pushed into £30m Arsenal transfer scrutiny for Belgium star amid Man United’s Casemiro deal: Since the conclusion of the previous campaign and up to the start of the current one, the saga surrounding Youri Tielemans’ probable transfer to Arsenal has continued. Recent events, nevertheless, may have finally put the Belgian’s future in order.
When it came to vying for Tielemans’ signing, it was said that Manchester United was Arsenal’s main rival. The Red Devils are reportedly negotiating a deal to sign Adrien Rabiot from Juventus, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic.
However, a deal between Manchester United and Rabiot fell through, and the Premier League team chose to purchase Casemiro from Real Madrid in its place. As a result, Tielemans is still a transfer possibility. To avert this scenario, education must take the initiative.
As a result of the lack of depth and talent in the middle of the field, Arsenal will need to recruit a midfielder. Tielemans is a fantastic steal to tackle the midfield problems for the north London team at £30m, as CBS Sports revealed earlier in the season.
The Gunners are not the only team interested in the Belgian, according to CBS Sports, who also claim that Manchester United would like to hire him. There is still room for Tielemans to arrive and fill the no. 8 spot with the Red Devils on the cusp of signing Casemiro for the no. 6 position.
Tielemans has made 212 tackles since the start of the 2019–2020 Premier League season, which places him ninth among all players in the competition. This is commendable for a midfielder who receives more criticism than credit for his efforts on the defensive side, and it also demonstrates why Arsenal should continue to pursue a deal to add Vieira to their roster.
But a deal has not materialized during this window. According to Sky Sports, Mikel Arteta’s team has ‘cooled’ its interest in Tielemans. The international player from Belgium will likely sign a one-year contract extension at the King Power Stadium now that his current term is scheduled to expire in a year, according to the source.
But given that Aaron Ramsdale experienced a similar predicament during the previous summer’s transfer window, it’s possible that Arsenal’s genuine intentions are different. Tielemans would be a perfect addition for the Gunners, and given his low asking price, it would be surprising if Edu didn’t seal the deal.
Despite reports that the Gunners have lost interest in the midfielder, Edu should try to revive the agreement since the international from Belgium would be a good deal for the north London team.
The 24-year-old has played a significant role in Leicester’s recent Champions League run and has been a fixture in the Premier League for the previous three seasons. Due to the midfielder’s strong performances, teams like Liverpool and Real Madrid have expressed interest in signing him.
His participation in 20 Champions League games, which demonstrates that he has the essential European experience, is more significant. This will be a benefit given that Arsenal is attempting to climb into the top four, which is another reason why Edu should want to close a deal. A possible deal is undoubtedly put in jeopardy by Manchester United’s hurried conclusion to the trade.