Arsenal and Tottenham in hot pursuit of teenage prodigy Tielemans

Arsenal have joined north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the hot pursuit of 19-year-old Anderlecht sensation Youri Tielemans, who starred on Monday (AEDT) for the Belgium outfit.

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Teenage sensation Youri Tielemans starred in Anderlecht's win over Oostende Source: Getty Images

Tielemans has been widely touted as a future star and has already made an impressive 168 appearances for Anderlecht, having also debuted for Belgium in November 2016.



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And now the teenage sensation, who plays in the Belgian Pro League along with Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan's Genk, is being chased by Arsenal - joining an array of major European clubs showing interest in him, including Tottenham, according to Calciomercato.



The interest is no surprise, particularly after the 19-year-old scored two incredible goals, in almost as many minutes, during Anderlecht's 4-1 win over Oostende in the Belgian Pro League.

Tielemans is currently contracted to the Belgium club on a long-term deal, which runs until 2020, but is sure to attract a massive transfer fee from potential European suitors. 


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Published 21 February 2017 at 2:37pm
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