Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are gathered under our heater in the smoking area and are rubbing their hands for both warmth and in anticipation, as reports emerged concerning a huge addition.
Talksport state that United are preparing to hijack Juventus’ swoop for Anderlecht star Youri Tielemans, widely regarded as one of the best prospects to emerge from European football in recent years.
Interest in the young Belgian playmaker is high, with Atletico Madrid also keen, but United are preparing to blow their rivals out of the water with a high-profile swoop at the end of the season.
A significant bid would have to be made for Tielemans as his deal with Anderlecht runs until 2020 but it’s stated Juventus are worried about United’s interest, which would be sure to stretch the financial limits of the Italian side.
Tielemans fits Louis Van Gaal’s philosophy of young players that can create a legacy at Old Trafford past his retirement in 2017 and the Belgian would provide a huge boost to his squad.
Braving the cold, United fans believe they’re well in the lead in the chase for Tielemans and are backing him to complete a deal before the end of the season.
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