Fabrizio Romano Predicts 'Big Battle' To Sign Liverpool Target Youri Tielemans
Liverpool found themselves linked with a plethora of top-quality midfielders over the course of the summer, including Leicester City ace Youri Tielemans.
The 24 year old was touted as the ideal replacement for Gini Wijnaldum after the Dutchman left Anfield for Paris Saint-Germain as a free-agent.
Ultimately the Belgian ace stayed at the King Power Stadium having scored the winning goal at Wembley as the Foxes lifted the FA Cup for the first time in their history.
Tielemans was named as the club's Player of the Season as well as being named man-of-the-match in the cup final triumph - all before featuring prominently for Belgium at the European Championships.
Now, reputable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed on his YouTube channel that 'many clubs' will be keen on making a move for the midfielder next summer.
Romano named Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona as potential suitors whilst also claiming a number of English sides were interested - naming Manchester United explicitly.
Predicting a 'big battle' for the star's signature next summer, Romano described the 44-cap ace as 'one to watch' when the market reopens.
Albeit the Reds weren't mentioned in this particular link, it remains imminently possible that Jurgen Klopp will retain an interest in making the midfielder a new face on Merseyside.
Valued at £49.5million and under contract until 2023 in the Midlands (Transfermarkt), there could be a bargain on the table come next summer as the Foxes begin to fear losing their prized asset for nothing.
Already described as a Liverpool 'type of player' by former Anfield favourite Jamie Redknapp, Tielemans possess a host of attack minded attributes that would offer a new dimension to an industrious midfield.
experienced Premier League performer, Liverpool would be wise to be at the front of any queue for the Belgian star.