Numerous top European clubs have been tracking the 19 year old Youri Tielemans, who made his Belgian international debut against Netherlands back in November.
Tielemans made his Anderlecht debut back in July of 2013, less than three months after his 16th birthday. Following his debut there, he became the youngest Belgian player and the third youngest player ever to play in the UEFA Champions League at the age of 16 years and 148 days, when he featured for Anderlecht against Greek giants Olympiakos.
Tielemans started his career playing as a deep holding midfielder in his first season for Anderlecht but manager Besnik Hasi decided to push the player forward and he started featuring more of an attacking player. The Belgian then went on to score eight goals in all competitions in the following season.
Now, speculations suggest that Manchester City are likely to spend up to a total of 250 million in the transfer window in preparation of next season. According to Sky Sports, reports suggest that the Citizens are monitoring the likes of full-back Benjamin Mendy from AS Monaco, the English duo of Ryan Bertrand and Kyle Walker, Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk and Arsenal’s talismanic front-man Alexis Sanchez as well.
In addition, it also seems that they are extremely interested in negotiating a deal with Youri Tielemans.
Unsurprisingly, Manchester City aren’t the Premier League club interested in signing Tielemans as it stands Everton FC and Tottenham Hotspurs are also keeping a close eye on the player.
Everton chairman, Bill Kenwright reportedly has talks with Youri Tielemans’ agent as the Toffees are edging closer to secure a 22 million deal. Kenwright has been utilizing his connections in Belgium in order to sign the Anderlecht midfielder. It is understood that he has been talking to the player’s agent, Christophe Henrotay as Everton look to secure the exciting midfielder and bring him to Merseyside.
The Daily Mail also reported that Spurs did sent scouts back in February to watch Tielemans in the Europa League as the Belgian giants reached the quarter-finals before being knocked out by Manchester United.
Tielemans, who is just a month away from turning 20 years old has already played more than 150 games since making his career debut at the age of 16.