Newcastle will have to 'smash their wage structure' to sign Arsenal target Tielemans
The Belgian has entered the final six months of his contract at Leicester City. He looks certain to leave the Foxes – either before the end of this month or in the summer transfer window.
Reports have claimed that both Arsenal and Newcastle could make a move for Tielemans, with Keith Downie revealing central midfield is the priority for the Magpies.
Newcastle will have to ‘smash their wage structure’ to sign Arsenal target Tielemans
Downie has had his say now and he believes that Newcastle will have to break their salary structure if they are to sign Tielemans this month.
The journalist told GiveMeSport: “I think Tielemans would be perfect, but obviously, the issue is they’re going to have to smash their wage structure to sign Tielemans.
“But if you get him cheap enough, is it worth it? You could be saving yourself £30 million – £40 million with no transfer fee. So, perhaps you can then reinvest that into the wages.
“That’s up to the club to make that decision, but I do think central midfield is now the priority.”
Tielemans would be a great signing for many clubs in the Premier League.
The Belgian is still only 25 and is not at his prime yet. He’s excellent on the ball, can score goals and create chances, and knows the English game already.
He’d fit in really well at Newcastle and Arsenal, but whether either club will make a move for him before the window shuts this month remains to be seen.
Leicester take on Nottingham Forest this evening and Tielemans is expected to start.
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