Paul Robinson believes Newcastle United will have to “pay too much” for Manchester United target Youri Tielemans in the summer of 2022
Newcastle United have been told by Paul Robinson that they will have to “overpay” for Youri Tielemans, who Manchester United have been linked with in the summer of 2022.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and Blackburn Rovers shot stopper feels many teams will be keeping an eye on the Belgian. The Leicester City midfielder has less than a year left on his current deal.
Speaking to Football Insider (h/t Express ), Robinson feels Newcastle will have to pay over the top for Tielemans in January. However, the former England goalkeeper feels it is worth it for a player of the Belgian’s quality.
“You would be paying too much for a player who has six months left on his contract, but it would still be cheap. I imagine there will be a lot of teams in the race to sign him in January. He is a top player , which is why Arsenal and Man United have been eyeing him.
He went on to add that the Magpies have the financial power to get a deal over the line for the 25-year-old midfielder.
United and Arsenal were interested in Tielemans in the last transfer window. And the Belgian was linked with a £25million move to either side in the summer of 2022. However, a move never materialised.
The Red Devils strengthened their ranks by bringing six new faces to the Manchester-based club. Among them, the club brought two midfielders to reinforce the center of the park.
United got Christian Eriksen as a free agent. The Denmark international arrived at Old Trafford after a short spell with Brentford. And the 30-year-old has been one of the Red Devils’ best players this season.
Casemiro also switched to the red of Manchester from Real Madrid. The Brazilian has placed himself among the elite after winning several Champions League trophies with Los Blancos.
United also have Scott McTominay, Fred and Donny van de Beek in their ranks to be deployed at number six and number eight. However, it is only the Scotland international who has obviously upped his game for the Red Devils in the current campaign.
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Erik ten Hag has found the balance since recent weeks. However, Tielemans is a quality player who could come cheap if we pursue him. It remains to be seen where the Belgian’s future lies.