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Newcastle United Are Planning To Move In For This Talented Midfielder: Decent Signing For Howe?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent tweet, journalist Rudy Galetti mentioned that Newcastle United are planning to move in for Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans. It has been claimed that the Magpies are looking to offer the Belgian midfield ace a contract when his deal with the Foxes expires at the end of this month.

Tielemans’ Struggles At Leicester City This Season

Tielemans has endured a frustrating campaign at the King Power Stadium as he failed to help Leicester avoid being relegated from the Premier League. The 26-year-old has registered four goals and a couple of assists in 37 matches for the East Midlands club this season across all competitions.

The Belgian playmaker has caught the eye at times with his contributions at the centre of the park based on his average of 2.1 tackles, 0.9 interceptions, 0.8 clearances, 1.0 shots, 1.0 key passes and 0.8 dribbles per game in Premier League football. He has even been accurate when distributing the ball from midfield after completing 82.1% of his attempted passes in the top tier of English football (stats via whoscored).

Tielemans is under contract at Leicester until the end of this month. Hence, the Magpies have got a decent chance to sign on a free transfer in the upcoming transfer window.

Youri Tielemans
Liverpool’s Dutch striker Cody Gakpo (L) fights for the ball with Leicester City’s Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Liverpool at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 15, 2023. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)

Is Tielemans A Decent Signing For Newcastle United?

Tielemans is a tough-tackling midfielder who can make some timely interceptions for his side in the middle of the park. He usually puts his foot through the ball when needed but has also got the vision to create some decent chances in the final third.

The Belgian sensation is full of energy and running, and can even strike the ball with venom and precision from long range.

Someone with Tielemans’ skillset will be an excellent signing for the Magpies this summer. He will be available as a free agent and would no doubt enhance the quality of Newcastle boss Eddie Howe‘s midfield. Therefore, the Tyneside giants should focus on getting him on board soon as he could help them compete across all competitions over the next few years.

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