Kevin Campbell thinks Arsenal can get a transfer deal for Youri Tielemans done in winter because ‘that’s the only chance’ Leicester City have got. Whilst the Spanish manager has the Gunners sitting proudly at the top of the PL table after six matches, it’s rock bottom for the under-fire Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City.
To make matters worse for the Foxes, one of their crucial figures in Belgium international has less than 12 months left on his deal and it’s pretty clear that he won’t sign on the dotted line. That means Youri can sign a pre-contract agreement with a team outside of England, then leave on a free next summer.
Or, the best case scenario for the Gunners is that the Foxes opt to get as much money as they can for him in the winter, and they will be one of the main clubs fronting the queue given their long-standing interest in the technician. Despite the Foxes’ troubles and Tielemans’ drop in form of late, Kevin Campbell still thinks he is a ‘top player’.
The London giants might hit the jackpot next summer, or miss out on two high-quality footballers that they have expressed interest in signing. On transfer deadline day, Aston Villa turned down several bids from the Gunners for Douglas Luiz, who is also out of the deal next summer at Villa Park.
Mikel Arteta could be in a situation where two midfielders, set to hit their prime, arrive on the Gunners’ doorstep for no transfer fee and are set to negotiate a deal.