Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United side are looking to make a move to now sign 18-year-old Belgian central midfielder Youri Tielemans from Anderlecht, it has been reported now. The youngster is currently one of the brightest talents in the continent and has attracted a lot of interest from various top clubs in Europe this season. Apart from the Red Devils, Serie A champions Juventus and Premier League giants Arsenal have also been keeping tabs on him in order to acquire his services and the young midfield superstar is expected to leave Belgium in the near future as well.
Though the Manchester based side already have the likes of Schneiderlin and Herrera, who are undoubtedly high-quality players, if the move does go through indeed Tielemans would be the perfect fit with the trio forming a formidable partnership for the years to come.
Also, if the move to Old Trafford would be completed it would mean that his compatriot Marouane Fellaini’s career with the club would be all but over.
The former Everton man has failed to impress under Van Gaal, who replaced former boss David Moyes, who bought him from the Toffees.
The Dutch manager has other options whom he rates more highly and Tielemans’ move to Manchester, would Fellaini further down the pecking order.
It would be interesting to see what kind of an impact the move has on the Dutchman’s side, if it goes through, as the United manager is quite keen to challenge for titles in the current campaign.