Steven Nicholl has claimed he is ‘surprised’ to sign 2021 FA Cup winner, Yuri Tielemann, from Leicester City this summer.
The Anfield legend told US TV on ESPN that Tielemans is the one who would make a ‘great partnership’ for Arsenal with Thomas Partey in the middle of the park.
Tielemann has a year left on his current deal at King Power Stadium, with suggestions that he may well have pen-to-paper on a new deal.
If that happens, it will be a major setback for Arsenal as they are keen to sign the 25-year-old, who scored Leicester’s winning goal in the FA Cup final against Chelsea in 2021.
Either way, Nicole is firmly in Tieleman’s camp signing a new contract with Fox, even though she feels the player has outgrown the club.
“I’m surprised that someone like Arsenal hasn’t gone to sign him,” Nicol said. “I think he ends up staying at Leicester City. I think he’s better than Leicester, to be honest.
“I think Arsenal should have gone and signed this guy. Granit Xaka is a good Premier League player, but I don’t think he’s going to push Arsenal into the top four or definitely challenge for any major competition.” It is adequate.
“I think Tielman and Thomas Partey will be a great partnership in the middle of the park. So, I’m surprised there hasn’t been much discussion of Tielman, especially from Arsenal’s point of view.
“I think you can get him now for a good price, yet no one is going for him, it kind of suggests that the top teams are not interested, which suggests that he He’s going to stay, which is good news for Leicester because he’s a good player.”
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A player with great technical ability, Tielemans would be apt to land a possession-based team as he has a great way of swinging the ball in the middle of the park.
Along with this, he has also proved that he has an eye for the target and can score in the big games for Leicester City.
There is no doubt that a player of Belgian quality will be playing European football, and with Leicester out, a team in Europe should pick him up.
That’s where someone like Arsenal gets in, but perhaps they focus more on other vital signs like Gabriel Jesus before turning their attention to other goals.