Leicester City find themselves in a delicate financial situation and it could yet help Arsenal‘s chances of signing Youri Tielemans.
THE LOWDOWN: INTEREST MAINTAINED
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Youri Tielemans since the start of the transfer window but it remains to be seen if the club will act on that interest.
That interest has since cooled down, as Arsenal opted to go for another midfield name instead in Fabio Vieira, with the Gunners happy to splash £34m on the Portuguese attacker.
As reported some days ago, Arsenal are yet to make an official bid for the Leicester City man and it could yet see them miss out on the 25-year-old, with Manchester United now also contemplating a move for the Belgian star.
However, a recent development might have changed the dynamics of things and could well swing things in favour of the Gunners.
THE LATEST: LEICESTER NEED FUNDS
As per a report from The Telegraph, Leicester City are in a delicate financial situation and the need to sell players has more than heightened. They will need to sell as many players as possible to raise funds and some of their most profitable names include Tielemans.
The report also adds that the Foxes might be forced to sell players they even intended to keep, with James Maddison falling in this bracket. It is worth a mention that Arsenal were strongly linked with a move for the Englishman last summer.
Leicester City are the only club yet to sign players in the current window and their desperate need to raise funds could see them ‘panic’ sell some players before the window runs out.
THE VERDICT: PLAYS INTO ARSENAL’S HANDS
Leicester’s unfortunate situation plays well into Arsenal’s hands and the Gunners must now decide if they want to act on it or not. With Tielemans entering the final year of his contract, it is now more than evident that he would be sold in the current window. However, what is left unknown is his next destination.
A fee in the range of £25-30m should convince Leicester to sell and the latest development means Arsenal must now act fast if they still want their man.