'Manchester City Could Secure Deal For Youri Tielemans': Anderlecht Director Herman Van Holsbeeck Admits Interest But Is Wary Of Stunting Player

Youri Tielemans could be on his way to Manchester City after Anderlecht director Herman Van Holsbeeck admitted the possibility of selling the prospect to the Premier League club.

Tielemans has starred for the Belgian side this season as they won a 34th Belgian top flight title and made it to the last eight of the Europa League.

The 20-year-old has scored 18 goals in all competitions and has host of European clubs interested in his signature.

Anderlecht star Youri Tielemans could be on his way to Manchester City this summer

Anderlecht star Youri Tielemans could be on his way to Manchester City this summer

Club director Herman Van Holsbeeck admitted the possibility of selling the prospect

Club director Herman Van Holsbeeck admitted the possibility of selling the prospect

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A move to Monaco was reportedly agreed, with a £21million fee apparently in place, but Van Holsbeeck has revealed that is far from complete. In fact the the general director has mooted the possibility of a Premier League switch.

'I could sell Tielemans to Manchester City, but I'm not sure that this is an ideal club for him,' Van Holsbeeck told voetbalprimeur.be.

Van Holsbeeck remains reluctant to put his club's young star into a situation where Tielemans could find himself getting limited game time. 

Tielemans swings his shirt around his head at the Stade du Pays de Charleroi earlier this term

However Van Holsbeeck is worried about stunting Tielemans' development with a big move

Despite the success of Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus this season, the impression remains that Pep Guardiola's side would be a tough one to break in to.

However that is not to say Anderlecht are planning for next season with Tielemans. Holsbeeck had earlier admitted to dhnet.be the midfielder's exit remains likely: 'Regarding Tielemans, I think he's going to leave us - but it won't necessarily be for Monaco as other teams are interested.

'I think his transfer will be sorted out in the coming fortnight. We're going to try and make sure all our players don't leave, but those who do leave will give us more financial flexibility.' 


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'Manchester City could secure deal for Youri Tielemans': Anderlecht director Herman Van Holsbeeck admits interest but is wary of stunting player