According to recent reports, Liverpool are ready to outbid Real Madrid for the Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans.
According to the newspaper El Nacional, Tielemans’s stint at Leicester City could soon be over. Liverpool and Real Madrid, meanwhile, have emerged as the two potential suitors for the midfielder.
During his ongoing three-year spell at the King Power Stadium, Youri Tielemans has emerged as one of the best midfielders in the league.
Youri Tielemans on his way to Liverpool?
Liverpool are in the market looking for a new midfielder, due to the lack of long term replacements for Jordan Henderson, Thiago and James Milner.
Naby Keita, who is in great form at the AFCON, is also linked with a move away from the club. He has generated interest from clubs like West Ham United and Barcelona.
Hence making Youri Tielemans the perfect transfer target for Liverpool. Tielemans can help usher Liverpool into the next era alongside Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliot. Tielemans can also be the long term replacement for Wijnaldum, someone Liverpool have failed to replace.
Meanwhile, Kalvin Phillips and Renato Sanches are the other names linked with Liverpool.
However, Leicester City could choose not to sell the Belgian to direct rivals, making it difficult for Liverpool to sign him.
Meanwhile, The Foxes are looking for replacements for the 24-year-old. They were recently in the market for Inter Milan outcast Matias Vecino, who they look at as a like-to-like replacement.
With a number of clubs interested in Youri Tielemans, it will not be easy for Liverpool. However, Tielemans is not only one for the future, but will also be the perfect replacement for Gini Wjinaldum.
Liverpool have an ageing squad and if they want to remain on top, they will need to make smart, young signings. We already know the FSG likes to sign players just under their prime, and Tielemans fits that agenda.
With Brendon Rodgers signalling towards an exit, Youri Tielemans will most likely leave Leicester. Liverpool have to make sure they move in for him quickly and smartly. Otherwise, Real Madrid have enough money to outbid them, hence moving quickly for him is important.