Report: Why Spurs may have huge advantage over Arsenal in signing £40m star

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur will surely be looking to spend money in the summer transfer window, having gone without a new signing for well over a year now.

If a report by the Daily Star is to be believed, Spurs are interested in acquiring the signature of on-loan Leicester attacker Youri Tielemans.

The Belgium international is on loan from Monaco for the rest of the season, but Tottenham, Arsenal, and Man United are all said to be keen on signing him beyond that.

In just 11 games since joining Leicester in January, Tielemans has scored three and set up a further five.

The Star claim that the player would cost around £40m for the likes of Spurs to bring in this summer, with Leicester not having an option to buy in the loan agreement.

Tottenham may be in pole position to sign the player, ahead of United and Arsenal at this stage, as The Sun claim (1 May, page 53), that Tielemans wants to be playing Champions League next season.

Spurs currently sit third in the Premier League, with Arsenal in fifth and United down in sixth. If Tottenham are the only ones to secure Champions League football for next season, they could find themselves heavy favourites for Tielemans signature.

Spurs Web Opinion:

Although I would be more than happy to sign Tielemans in the summer, if Tottenham were going to bring in any player from the current Leicester squad, I would want James Maddison. Not only is he an English homegrown player, but Maddison has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water this season, with the chances he creates, assists, goals, and superb freekicks. He looks to be a real player for the future, and Spurs missed out on not bagging him last summer.

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  1. Leicester City may have an advantage over both Spurs and Arsenal as he is already there and knows he will get game time in a good side, as opposed to sitting on the bench a lot at Spurs or Arsenal, which is why he moved from Monaco in January.


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