Tottenham fans react as club reportedly eye central midfielder with stunning goal record
By Will Butcher
Tottenham fans have pleaded with their club on Twitter to sign Anderlecht star Youri Tielemans in the summer.
The Daily Mail have claimed that Spurs sent scouts to watch Tielemans in the Europa League against Zenit St. Petersburg last Thursday, as he continues to be rated as one of the best prospects in European football.
The 19-year-old wonderkid scored two superb goals for his boyhood club on Sunday during a 4-1 league win over Oostende, taking his overall tally for the season to 16 goals from midfield.
Youri Tielemans scored these 2 screamers on Saturday. One with his left & one with his right. He is only 19.pic.twitter.com/VlhZ7jL9Xz
— Transfer Babble (@TransferBabble) February 21, 2017
Already wearing the captain’s armband with Belgian giants Anderlecht, Tielemans has also provided nine assists during his 36 league and cup appearances this season.
Tottenham fans are keen to see their side sign the teenage wonderkid in the summer, as he continues to shine in Belgium’s top tier.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— CunningStunt (@JMEmabbz) February 19, 2017
— Sherm Dogg (@shermdogg7) February 19, 2017
— Firas Alfaisal ???????? (@Firas_Fa) February 18, 2017
— Calin Mates (@CMatesUK) February 19, 2017
We really shouldn't miss out on youri tielemans great young talent with dembele getting older could be a great back up/ replacement #COYS
— Addicted To Spurs (@addicted_spurs) February 10, 2017
VVD, Tielemans and Dembele would be incredible signings. You'd have to replace Davies if sold, Sessegnon's ideal.
— Mike Luckhurst (@MikeLuckhurst) February 20, 2017
Yeah :/ anyway I want Tielemans, Zaha & a other striker
— Spurs (@Spurzinho) February 20, 2017
Youri Tielemans and Alexandre Lacazette, amongst others ????????
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) February 9, 2017
Tielemans is currently Anderlecht’s fourth-youngest player to make his debut in their trophy-laden history, coming on as a substitute back in July 2013 aged just 16.
Despite his tender age, the goalscoring midfielder has huge experience at top-flight level after clocking up 168 appearances with Anderlecht since his debut, as well as scoring 33 goals in that time.
However, the youngster is likely to cost Spurs a hefty amount if they are to enter the transfer market for him, with more than three years still remaining on his current contract.
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