Arsenal willing to wait to sign Premier League midfielder on a free

Arsenal willing to wait to sign Premier League midfielder on a free

By Dan Critchlow

WATFORD, ENGLAND: Youri Tielemans of Leicester City applauds the fans during the Premier League match between Watford and Leicester City at Vicarage Road on May 15, 2022. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)

Football.London report that Arsenal are prepared to be patient with Youri Tielemans, waiting for his contract to expire to secure his signature on a free transfer next summer.

Arsenal have reportedly had an agreement in place with the player for some time, but they feel Leicester City’s apparent demands of £32m are too high for a player with a year on his deal.

Unless other clubs make a serious move and force Arsenal’s hand, the Gunners are prepared to wait and bring the midfielder in for less.

On the other side of things, Tielemans’ relationship with Leicester remains strong. Though he’s keen to move to a top club this summer, it’s not impossible Leicester would try to extend his contract if that doesn’t happen.

So there’s still a lot of uncertainty on all sides right now. Ideally, the three parties would come to a compromise that suits them all, but that would probably require Leicester to lower their demands, which doesn’t seem hugely likely right now.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND: Youri Tielemans of Leicester City makes a pass whilst under pressure from Demarai Gray of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on April 20, 2022. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND: Youri Tielemans of Leicester City makes a pass whilst under pressure from Demarai Gray of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on April 20, 2022. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Reports have consistently suggested that Leicester are expecting a bid before the end of the window, but it seems Arsenal are ready to play hardball.

In the meantime, the Gunners have to play against Leicester at the weekend, with Tielemans likely to make the lineup for the away side at the Emirates Stadium.

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