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Barcelona on the pursuit of Youri Tielemans of Leicester City

Julian Araujo

Youri Tielemans is the subject of interest from Barcelona, reports Spanish outlet Fichajes. Catalan giants want to pursue Bosman moves in the summer transfer window. Their radar includes the 25-year-old Leicester City midfielder.

When Youri Tielemans played for Anderlecht, he was one of the top midfield prospects in the world. Belgian international even served as captain of Anderlecht before joining AS Monaco. Leicester City proved to be a better fit after he moved from Ligue 1 to the Premier League. He has since become one of the top midfielders in the Premier League.

During his time at Leicester, the 25-year-old has scored 28 goals and assisted 25 others. Due to Tielemans’s contract expiration, the Foxes are in a bit of trouble regarding his long-term future. Barcelona, among other clubs, has taken note of such a situation.

Financial situation being the barrier for Barcelona

Barcelona’s financial woes appear to have no end in sight. Their European exit has made matters worse, as they have lost crucial revenue since losing to Manchester United. In the summer transfer window, Blaugrana will need to bolster their squad by signing free agents.

Evan Ndicka and Marcus Thuram have thus emerged as players on Barcelona’s radar. Youri Tielemans is Barcelona’s top midfield target. Premier League club Leicester City is likely to lose the 25-year-old Belgian international. In order to sign him, Barcelona will have to compete with many other teams.

Arsenal seems to be in pole position to sign Tielemans. Also interested in signing the Belgian playmaker are several Premier League clubs. The summer transfer window will be a challenge for Barcelona to secure his services.

Whether Barcelona is able to bag in Tielemans in the summer remains to be seen.

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