Man United join race for €45m-rated Premier League midfielder

Erik ten Hag reportedly wants Man United to pursue a transfer deal for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans in winter. The 25-year-old midfielder is emerging as one of several possible Red Devils targets for winter, as he could be a tempting option for Man United as he’ll be heading towards the final few months of his deal.

It’s worth noting that that could mean it’s worth waiting a bit longer to add Youri on a free transfer in the summer, but the Red Devils might also feel it’s worth trying to add him in the middle of this campaign for a price that would likely be well below his true market value.

Tielemans has shone during his time at Leicester City, and he may well feel that he’s now ready to challenge himself at a bigger team. The Red Devils could do with more depth in midfield, and the Dutch coach may well see someone like the Belgian as an upgrade on the likes of McTominay and Fred, who have been inconsistent for a while now.

Man United are said to be monitoring Belgium international’s current situation, with the midfielder’s deal expiring in 2023. Since moving to Leicester City in 2019 in a deal worth £40.5m, the Belgian midfielder has made 50 goal contributions in 166 matches, helping the Foxes win the 2021 FA Cup.

The former Monaco midfielder featured for the Foxes in the 1-0 defeat against Erik ten Hag’s side earlier this month, with Sancho scoring the only goal of the match in the 23rd minute.