GUNNING FOR HIM: Arsenal after Youri Tielemans signing
he Gunners missed their shot at a top four finish and are now looking for the right players to close that gap the coming season
The Premier League season is barely over, but the rumour mill continues to go round and round. In this case, it's Arsenal that are on the spotlight. The Gunners missed their shot at a return to Champions League football by just 2 points and now are looking for options to close that gap next season.
One of their main objectives for a long time now has been Belgian international Youri Tielemans. The Anderletch academy product has been with Leicester City since 2018, and would allegedly be seeking pastures greener following the Foxes failure to establish themselves as a challenger to the "Big Six" this season.
According to English newspaper The Telegraph, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has made Tielemans their main objetive for this summer transfer window. Despite the lack of Champions League football, apparently that such thing wouldn't be an obstacle to secure the signing. There is still a lot of work to do, as apparently Leicester City would require an offer of 30 million pounds for the midfielder despite the Belgian only having 12 months remaining in his contract, while Arsenal seem set on a 25 million offer.
However, according to Rodgers the spectulation hasn't been a problem for the player, who kept performing on the same level for the Foxes. "For me, he's still the same guy, his professionalism is first-class. That's why I always play him" said the former Liverpool manager. "He's maybe not played to the top of his level sometimes but his commitment, his training every day, and his preparation shows he's a top-class professional".
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