Real Madrid, the La Liga winners, are reportedly interested in signing Leicester City's playmaker Youri Tielemans, a 25-year-old Belgian.
Youri Tielemans is the focus of interest from Real Madrid over a potential Bosman move in the summer of 2023, claims Spanish publication Defensa Central. With Premier League team Leicester City, the Belgian playmaker has started the last year of his contract.
Since moving from AS Monaco to Leicester City over three years ago, Youri Tielemans has established himself as one of the top playmakers in the Premier League. Prior to making a permanent transfer in the following summer transfer window, the Foxes first signed the 25-year-old on a short-term loan agreement.
For Leicester, the Belgian international has made 157 appearances and contributed 24 goals and 24 assists. But as his contract year comes to an end, Tielemans’ future at the King Power Stadium is questionable. Real Madrid, a Spanish powerhouse, has taken notice of this issue.
A succession plan for Toni Kroos and Luka Modric must be established by Real Madrid. It’s important to keep in mind that even if Los Blancos’ two seasoned midfielders are still performing admirably, they are nearing the end of their individual careers. Kroos is already into his thirties, while Modric will turn 37 in September.
As a result, the Spanish powerhouses will need to sign a talented midfielder next summer as they attempt to replace Modric and Kroos. Real Madrid’s top objective for the 2023 summer transfer window is Jude Bellingham. Liverpool, however, are following closely behind the Borussia Dortmund phenomenon, so the Merengues must have a backup plan in place.
Real Madrid is now considering Tielemans as a potential target, and Los Blancos are keeping an eye on his position at Leicester City. According to recent rumors, the Foxes want to sign the 25-year-old to a new deal so they can collect a transfer fee if he leaves the team next summer. And if he signs a contract extension with the Premier League side, Real Madrid might not go on the attack for him.
Arsenal and Manchester United are two Premier League teams interested in the Belgian playmaker. As a result, there will likely be a fierce battle for Tielemans’ signature in the upcoming weeks and months, with Real Madrid mulling over a Bosman transfer for the 2023 summer transfer window.