Erik Ten Hag Interested in Leicester City’s Midfielder to Partner Frenkie De Jong at Manchester United

Erik Ten Hag Interested in Leicester City’s Midfielder to Partner Frenkie De Jong at Manchester United

  • Manchester United is said to be looking at the possibility of signing Youri Tielemans from Leicester City this summer
  • New manager Erik ten Hag is in dire need of midfielders and he has placed Frenkie De Jong and Tielemans top on his shortlist
  • Tielemans has only one year left on his current deal with no interest to extend it further

Manchester United's head coach Erik ten Hag is understood to be considering the possibility of signing Leicester City's Youri Tielemans.

United have been hot on the heels of Barcelona's Frenkie De Jong with the situation of the transfer still unknown after weeks of unconfirmed reports.

Youri Tielemans, Leicester City, Manchester United, Frenkie De Jong, Erik Ten Hag
Manchester United are interested in signing Youri Tielemans. Photo by Matt Childs.
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Now the Daily Mail reports that ten Hag sees Tielemans as a perfect player to partner De Jong in his new-look side. United are yet to sign any player so far but the former Ajax man understands that he needs to sign at least two midfielders following the departures of Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.

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Tielemans has only one year left on his contract at King Power and it is understood he is not interested in renewing his current deal. He was previously a target for London clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

Spurs have however since bought Yves Bissouma from Brighton and Hove Albion and it is now highly unlikely they will still want the Belgian.

The Mirror reports that the 25-year-old could be available for around 25 million euros.

Erik ten Hag introduces new training policies at Manchester United

Sports Brief had also reported that new Manchester United head coach Erik ten hag has hit the ground running after his players resumed for preseason training.

Ten Hag was present at the club's Carrington Training Complex on Monday and on Tuesday as he seeks to familiarise himself with his squad. He has already brought forward the time the players are supposed to report for training with United players now expected to be at the Training Complex at 9 am.

The other rule change that the former Ajax boss has brought with him is that players must eat together and socialise after training sessions to build on team spirit.