Youri Tielemans’ former team-mate Ismaila Azzaoui has revealed the young Belgian midfielder has been contacted by Jose Mourinho over joining Manchester United this summer.
Tielemans is a youngster who many clubs have been sniffing around for some time, including Man United, and he is one of the most revered young talents in world football.
Speaking to Weslzo, Azzaouiego said Mourinho had contacted Tielemans and that will get Man United fans excited over a potential move.
Tielemans is one of the most sought after youngsters in Europe. A very complete midfielder for his age, the teenager has already made the step up to senior football with RSC Anderlecht with some real conviction – more so than a young player certainly does on average.
The likes of Adnan Januzaj, Andreas Pereira and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are examples of youngsters who have been brought in from Europe who have gone on to break through into the first-team quite quickly, so United’s recent history shows Tielemans that opportunity is there at United and that might be what entices him towards Old Trafford.
As well as that, Mourinho is a manager who commands respect across all age groups and being part of a United project which is one of the most exciting in world football is enough to lure any player, including youngsters, which might be turning Tielemans’ head and making him think about moving to United in the future.