Erik ten Hag is interested in signing Youri Tielemans for Manchester United, report The Times.

The newspaper claims Tielemans is a player Ten Hag is keen on and is among the Red Devils list of targets.

The Belgian has just one year left on his contract at Leicester City, and The Mail report he would cost a fee of £25 million.

This fee would be a bargain for whoever lands Tielemans, who cost Leicester £40 million in 2019.

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Ten Hag interested in signing Youri Tielemans

It’s unclear just how big a priority Tielemans is for United, but with numbers in midfield light after the departures of Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba, it’s hard to pass up a player of the Belgian’s quality.

Tielemans is still only 25 and his next move is crucial. He needs to choose his next club smartly, and the manager he works with is going to be key to his career.

This is why working with Erik ten Hag could be so attractive for Tielemans, as Ten Hag is a manager who extracts the very best out of his players.

Tielemans has the talent, Manchester United have discovered this at a cost in recent seasons. Tielemans has scored in Leicester’s last two home wins over the Red Devils.

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The Belgium international risks his career stagnating if he chooses the wrong club. At United, he would partner Frenkie de Jong, with Sky Sports reporting a deal is imminent.

Over the past two league seasons combined, Tielemans has scored 12 goals and provided eight assists, with six goals and four assists in each. With better players around him at United, the midfielder could reach new heights.

It’s unclear whether he is being considered as an alternative to Christian Eriksen, or in addition. But if Erik ten Hag gets Tielemans, we should be excited.

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