Sport/Foot suggest that Bill Kenwright has taken advantage of his close relationship with the player's agent, Christophe Henrotay, to sound out Anderlecht's willingness to accept a €25m bid for Tielemans.
The report also outlines the fact that Monaco are in pole position for the 19-year-old, however.
Tielemans is seen as the next big thing to come out of Belgium and is believed to have been watched by a number of top Premier League clubs for some time now.
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1 Posted 27/04/2017 at 07:04:42
If it's a choice between us and Monaco then I don't rate our chances. Even I as a bluenose might be tempted by the sunny tax haven with a killer young team...
2 Posted 27/04/2017 at 07:37:42
He's the one name we've been linked with since Koeman/Walsh came in that would represent a genuinely exciting capture, if it turned out to be anything more than complete cock and bull.
3 Posted 27/04/2017 at 07:40:25
4 Posted 27/04/2017 at 07:44:47
Can he create?
Does he score?
If he ticks those boxes then get him.
5 Posted 27/04/2017 at 08:09:20
He's two-footed, scores amazing goals and he's still only a kid. The player who he most reminds me of is Paul Scholes, but a faster version.
6 Posted 27/04/2017 at 08:21:13
7 Posted 27/04/2017 at 08:35:26
I suspect however we are still a few spades in the ground at Bramley-Moore away from convincing this type of player that the club means business.
I fear he'll have too many suitors for now.
8 Posted 27/04/2017 at 09:00:57
Don't get me wrong I'd be absolutely delighted if we got him but in terms of the type of player i'd like I'd be happy to get someone who excels particularly in the creative arts. If Tielemans has that top class playmaker ability and some defensive attributes to boot then all the better.
I still think he'll end up at Monaco. Maybe he'll be this Summer's Alex Witsel...
9 Posted 27/04/2017 at 10:20:35
Him & Davies fighting for a spot in the midfield will be great! Plenty of game time for them both too, because of Europe.
10 Posted 27/04/2017 at 10:24:22
And he is the type of target we should go for. We can't buy established top players like Sanchez, Coutinho.
Then we can choose between established good players from Premier League bottom half or young up coming top players. I would go for the young top talents as this guy rather than taking Burnley and Middlesbrough players.
11 Posted 27/04/2017 at 10:34:32
Most impressive is that he picks up the ball in midfield, looks up and gets the attack going forward almost immediately... no aimless sideways balls allowing the defence to regroup. They suggested his market value was €17m I think at 19 years old; he's going to transfer for much more than that.
12 Posted 27/04/2017 at 10:35:32
13 Posted 27/04/2017 at 10:42:37
14 Posted 27/04/2017 at 10:52:29
I really do hope that we get our shit together for this transfer window but, whilst Bill and Ben preside over transfers, scepticism grips me like a bad hangover. Gueye was a cracking deal, the rest over-priced and moderate at best and seemingly we missed so many 'deals'.
15 Posted 27/04/2017 at 11:42:21
Oh, IMHO we have no chance of getting him, unless of course we get Olympiakos to do the bidding for us!
16 Posted 27/04/2017 at 11:43:40
17 Posted 27/04/2017 at 11:44:25
The Europa League will make greater demands on our small squad; whilst it is super to see some of our youngsters given the chance in the first team, we need to bring in some proven quality to stake a claim for the top six.
The top six is looking to be a tough nut to crack, but our form post-Christmas suggests that we could mount a serious challenge next season.
However, all and sundry will be adding to their squads at the same time, and none of us want a repeat of last summer, where rumours of bids for various targets came to nothing.
18 Posted 27/04/2017 at 12:36:48
19 Posted 27/04/2017 at 14:05:07
20 Posted 27/04/2017 at 14:36:37
21 Posted 27/04/2017 at 14:37:18
I think £20-25m would be quite a lot for someone yet to prove themselves in one of the better leagues. Having said that, I really hope we get him!
22 Posted 27/04/2017 at 14:37:42
Maybe, Watching him v Man Utd and some fans giving their own hopeful views on the lad- plus some clips on tv showing some goals and before you know it, he the business better than Ross, Tom and every top talent we have. You couldn't make it up!
23 Posted 27/04/2017 at 14:47:05
We ourselves signed Fellaini (for a then club record £15 million fee) after he looked the business there and he did very well for us... no matter how dismal he looks now.
24 Posted 27/04/2017 at 15:34:06
25 Posted 27/04/2017 at 16:53:50
I can see some players moving on this summer including Mirallas, Barry and maybe one or two others but that remains to be seen.
26 Posted 27/04/2017 at 17:48:30
27 Posted 27/04/2017 at 18:20:20
Also, he doesn't seem to have the physical presence of either Barkley or Davies.
28 Posted 27/04/2017 at 21:01:29
He's only 19, but he's actually been playing first-team football consistently since 2013 (for the same "Mickey Mouse" side whose ranks our current star striker came up through).
He played in the Champions League (that "Mickey Mouse" standard level our star striker, every other player, our manager and fans hope to get to) at the age of 16 and has done so again another 12 times. Throw in another 18 games in the Europa League and his European experience currently leaves young Tom trailing.
He's made over 160 first-team appearances (compared to Davies 22).
He's a full Belgian International (that "Mickey Mouse" national side ranked in the top 10).
He is a league and cup winner ("Mickey Mouse" maybe, but even that wet, big-eared, tranny-voiced, way too cheery bell in super tight ball-crunchers, knows a winning mentality can only be a positive thing for a footballer to acquire at a young age, irrespective of where the opposition ranks on the 'Williams Wank O'Scale) and has been voted Belgium's 'Young Player Of The Year' twice.
He's shown he can play, and shine, as both a holding midfielder (the position he started out in) and as a more attacking midfielder (the position he currently plays in and a position Everton have neglected to strengthen for far too long).
He's scored 16 goals this season and has 9 assists (More than Everton's entire midfield combined).
At this moment in time, there's more tangible evidence on the table of Tielemans potential, ability, consistency and capability to cut it, long-term, at a high level than currently exists for Tom Davies (who, I stress again, I rate), unless top-level togger is now narrow-mindedly considered to consist solely of the fucking Premier League, full-stop, with everything else being deemed worthy of merely a 'tightly pinched nose, popping eye-balls, presumably trapped in fairly close proximity to a putrid fanny' type bad reaction face.
"You couldn't make it up!"
29 Posted 27/04/2017 at 22:19:31
30 Posted 28/04/2017 at 03:54:44
If we landed him, I'd be delighted though.
31 Posted 28/04/2017 at 14:29:35
32 Posted 28/04/2017 at 15:21:03
Here are list of players I think we should be focusing on. Unfortunately I think Lukaku and Barkley have moved on. So should we.
Van Dijk £50m
Funes Mori £18m
33 Posted 28/04/2017 at 17:46:21
As others have said, this kid is a grade A talent and would put Barkley on the bench. Which probably means we won't buy him. :(
34 Posted 28/04/2017 at 21:18:08
35 Posted 30/04/2017 at 08:58:58
36 Posted 30/04/2017 at 21:21:21
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