Article 25 July
Midfielder Tielemans still on our radar
Youri Tielemans is now all the rage in the media with story after story of our interest as if it is something new. According to Sky News today this is breaking news!
If any of these reporters were Spurs fans then they would know we were watching him all last season and made enquiries in March about signing him this summer.
He is in no rush to leave Anderlecht though as he has Champions League football and is playing every week. He and his agent feel it is good for his development rather than moving to a bigger club and sitting on the bench. He has a point and has time on his side being only 19 (20 nxt May).Their plan is to avoid the stepping stone clubs and move straight into the first team of a top club.
Arsenal, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund , AC Milan and Roma are also seriously interested in him, he is expected in Belgium to become world class. He will listen to offers though as he recently revealed.
“There is still a month before the end of the transfer window. I am going to listen to offers, should I receive one. Said that, I am happy and I feel good with this manager.”
In a previous press conference, Tielemans spoke in a manner that players like Tom Carroll should listen to.
”I like taking my responsibilities. The two little dips in form that I endured- one last season and then again in the early part of this season have helped me grow. You have to dare to impose yourself if you want to become great. I’ve always had the soul of a leader. Age is unimportant.”
To make it you have to have confidence in yourself, you have to have that element of arrogance like Alli has if you ant to go places. Yes you can make it without it, but plenty don't make that breakthrough.