Newcastle United continue to be linked with a move on deadline day for Youri Tielemans.
It was reported on Wednesday that the Magpies could try to sign the midfielder from Leicester before the transfer window closes, and now the clock is ticking.
Clubs cannot sign players after 11pm tonight meaning Newcastle are running out of time to bring Tielemans to St James’ Park.
However, the 25-year-old is still an option Eddie Howe is willing to pursue – on one condition.
What needs to happen for Newcastle to move for Tielemans today
According to the Telegraph (9.25am), if Newcastle are going to sign anyone today, it will most likely be a midfielder. And the player the fans want is Tielemans.
The Telegraph add that the Magpies are interested in the Belgian and will “eagerly” nod if given further encouragement.
It looks like Newcastle will only make a bid for Tielemans if they receive assurances that a deal can be done. This means that they should be able to afford it and be able to agree a contract with the player.
It’s been reported all summer that Tielemans want to leave Leicester but would a move to Newcastle be enough? On paper maybe not, but it should be when you look at the bigger picture.
It would be a good decision for Newcastle and Tielemans
Newcastle are a club moving in the right direction and have already proven this season that they can hang on to the Premier League’s top flight. Leicester, on the other hand, are in real trouble and appear to be on a downward trajectory.
We have the ability to challenge Europe in the years to come, as the days of the Foxes near the top seem over.
It has been claimed by Sky Sports that Tielemans is
. If so, Newcastle must act. Sure, the club’s budget has been stretched with Alexander Isak’s approval, but it’s too good an opportunity to turn down.
Youri Tielemans is available if a club meets Leicester’s asking price before the deadline - namely £25m according to @RobDorsettSky. The Belgian has less than a year left on his contract.— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) August 31, 2022
Signing him would give Howe one of the best midfielders in the Premier League – arguably the best midfielder outside the ‘big six’.
He has been described as a “special player” by former team-mate Wes Morgan and would join a talented group of Newcastle players. Having Tielemans alongside Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton is an incredibly exciting prospect.
However, it still looks like a longshot at this point. But he seems to be the one to watch as the day progresses.
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