The Belgian international is set to leave Leicester City this summer on a free transfer. It is staggering to believe that Leicester have managed to allow Youri Tielemans to run his contract down considering they signed the central midfielder from Monaco for £32 million in 2019.
There are quite a few clubs away from the Premier League who are weighing up their options regarding Youri Tielemans. None more so than Jose Mourinho at Roma who is very keen to bring the 26-year-old to the Italian capital.
However, there are quite a few in the Premier League who would want Youri Tielemans to join their midfield but which three clubs could utilise him the most?
Could Youri Tielemans suit Newcastle United?
Eddie Howe has had a sensational year with Newcastle United and looks set to bring Champions League football back to St. James’ Park next season. This will be a major pull for any of their transfers this summer.
With a talented midfield already, Tielemans could find opportunities harder to come by than at Leicester but if Newcastle want to perform in Europe and in the cup competitions just like they did in the League Cup this year they will need strength in depth; Tielemans could be the man to dictate the pace for Newcastle.
Could Youri Tielemans suit Manchester United?
Another team vying for a return to Champions League football and attracting players could well be interested in the FA Cup winner. With United unsure as to where the money will be this summer and a need to cut the wage bill, Tielemans on a free transfer could well be a cheaper option to help improve the central midfield position.
One thing that may concern United is the form of Tielemans. He can have a great game but then drop the level of his game quite a bit especially this season with Leicester very much in a relegation dogfight. When you play for Manchester United, you come under the spotlight an awful lot more than you do at the King Power.
Could Youri Tielemans suit Brighton & Hove Albion?
A team who have been heavily linked with someone already in the free transfer market in James Milner could well make a move for Tielemans. Much like Newcastle and Manchester United, Brighton will be hoping for European football next season, in that way they will need the addition of players.
The fear for Brighton could be that Alexis Mac Allister could be poached from them, especially with Liverpool on the hunt for a midfielder now that Jude Bellingham does not seem to be materialising, it means that they will have to reinforce.
With Tielemans they would be getting a player who can travel with the ball, put in strong defensive blocks, and move the ball quickly; very much the Brighton way of playing.