Liverpool should be in the market for a midfielder this summer. Despite claims that the Reds will concentrate on an attacker, rumours surrounding a replacement for Gini Wijnaldum persist. Here is what we know about Liverpool interest in Youri Tielemans.
Why Liverpool would want Tielemans
There will be a massive hole in the midfield this summer.
The Reds are losing Gini Wijnaldum to PSG on a free transfer.
Gini is a modern day icon at Anfield. It is impossible to overstate his importance to the side.
Liverpool fans will miss him desperately, as will the players and coaching staff.
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Youri Tielemans is an ideal replacement for Gini Wijnaldum.
The 24-year-old Belgian has enjoyed another standout campaign for Leicester City; one capped with a stunning winner in the FA Cup final.
He scored six and assisted four, playing a part in every Premier League game for Brendan Rodgers.
Adept at keeping the ball and boasting remarkable vision, the youngster would be a like-for-like replacement. His reliability fitness wise is also a massive boost given Gini’s durability.
Reported Liverpool interest in Youri Tielemans
Belgian outlet Het Nieuwsblad has been at the centre of this transfer saga.
The paper claimed that Liverpool have put Youri Tielemans on a shortlist of potential Gini Wijnaldum replacements.
Since then they have also reported that Liverpool’s Champions League football is a big advantage for the Reds in negotiations.
Furthermore, Eurosport has reported that the midfielder is stalling on contract negotiations.
Euro 2020 is an opportunity for Tielemans to raise his profile, hence the pause in negotiations.
Het Nieuwsblad has said Leicester want at least £60.5m for the midfielder. Despite claims that the Reds are prepared to pay this figure there has been no solid reporting to back this up.
Perfect Liverpool signing
At just 24, and with plenty of Premier League experience, Tielemans is an ideal signing.
Liverpool fans are crying out for his signature.
He would be able to dominate our midfield for years to come, and signing him would be the first step in building our second midfield under Jürgen Klopp.