Arsenal could seal 'amazing' Tielemans signing after update - pundit

By Kevin Phillips

16th Jan, 2022 | 7:00pm

Arsenal could complete 'amazing' Tielemans signing after journalist's update - pundit

Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans would be “an amazing” signing for Arsenal, according to Kevin Phillips.

The 2000 European Golden Shoe winner, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, said the 24-year-old would “walk into most teams in the Premier League.”

The Gunners are in the market for a centre-midfielder in this window having sanctioned a loan move to AS Roma for Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

According to Goal‘s Charles Watts (12 January), Arsenal are interested in Tielemans and have contacted his agent regarding a move.

The Belgium international has entered the final 18 months of his contract at the King Power Stadium.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his thoughts on the potential arrival of Tielemans, Phillips said: “He’d be an amazing signing.

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“I think he’s an amazing player. He’d walk into most teams in the Premier League.

“The way Arsenal play, he’d suit them. Arteta wants them to play out from the back and Tielemans is very comfortable on the ball.

“It would cost them a lot of money to get him out of Leicester but it’d probably be worth it. He is a signing that they need. They need extra quality in that area.

“I think he’d be a great signing for Arsenal. It’d be a major blow for Leicester.”

Tielemans has contributed six goals and three assists in 23 appearances across all competitions this season.

He joined Leicester from AS Monaco in July 2018.

In other news, a pundit has predicted Arsenal to beat Villa to 25-year-old signing after £40m update.