Man Utd and Liverpool have been tipped for a ‘summer showdown’ against a Premier League midfielder whose value has skyrocketed since his move to Leicester.
the red and red devils combine to provide the most intriguing rivalry in English football. The two clubs had varying fortunes last season, although the end result was the same – top four and no trophy. Nonetheless, that hasn’t stopped Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand recently. goad Liverpool with “cold” facts about the superiority of his former team.
Off the pitch, the two clubs have rarely clashed when it comes to recruiting players. However, that may soon be about to change.
Liverpool have been heavily linked with Leicester’s FA Cup hero Yuri Tielemans as they look for a replacement at Georginio Wijnaldum.
The 30-year-old appeared destined to join Barcelona, although the deal was would have been diverted at the eleventh hour.
Tielemans had an exceptional campaign, capped off with a stunning strike to seal the club’s first FA Cup success.
Jurgen Klopp has been informed of the big missing trait Tielemans would bring to his midfielder, but a journalist who knows Tielemans well believes that stiff competition from Man Utd will emerge.
Talk to Kop Empire (via the Express), Belgian journalist Sven Claes has named Man Utd as a potential contender after revealing that he believes his time at Leicester will be over soon.
“It will be a very difficult decision for Tielemans. Tears speak for themselves after receiving the [Leicester’s] POTY price two weeks ago.
“When he plays a good Euro, I expect him to go yes. He’s ready for a new challenge / next step – and I believe him too.
“He’s an absolute talent with a great mentality on and off the pitch. A lot of clubs like Man Utd and a great Spanish team already want it.
“He has had difficulties in the past at AS Monaco, but at Leicester everyone has seen his real qualities. I think we’ll know more about its near future soon.
Asked about the cost of signing Leicester’s £ 32million two years ago, he added: ‘Fees? Leicester paid € 45m in 2019 so I guess he’s now worth around € 65m [£56m]. “
Keane Savage Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson
Meanwhile, Roy Keane says he doesn’t think Jordan Henderson should have a place in the England squad if he couldn’t play more than 45 minutes in a warm-up game.
the Liverpool the captain came on at half-time in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Romania. He suffered a mixed return to action, however, as he played his first minutes since February. The 30-year-old was fortunate enough to score 2-0 from the penalty spot, but goalkeeper Florin Nita saved his effort.
“I was convinced Jordan was going to play the other day,” the expert said ITV Sport. “It’s a huge distraction – he’s clearly out of shape.
“I don’t think he should be involved. If he can’t start against Romania, he is not in good shape. Physically and mentally, this game will not be so difficult for him to manage, he is an experienced player.
“He hasn’t kicked a ball for three and a half months and he’s going to the European Championship?” He can’t be right.
Keane then questioned in its unique way what Henderson actually brings to the table.
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