Reporter says ‘special’ player would have chosen Spurs over Arsenal

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Speaking on The Done Deal Show, Dean Jones discussed Youri Tielemans’ transfer situation as he continues to struggle to get away from Leicester City.

The Belgian is entering the final year of his contract with the Foxes, and it was announced months ago that he will be leaving the East Midlands permanently this summer.

However, with just three weeks to go until the curtain raiser for the new Premier League season, Tielemans still has no new club, and according to Jones his chances of a move look increasingly slim after Arsenal agreed a deal. to sign Oleksander. Zinchenko of Manchester City.

At one point, Arsenal and Tottenham were after the Belgian, and while neither of those moves are now happening, the reporter claims the ‘special’ midfielder would have actually chosen Spurs over Arsenal.

What was said?

Jones spoke about Tielemans’ situation.

“Where does that leave Tielemans? It was his best chance to get somewhere. He would have chosen Tottenham over Arsenal because they have Champions League football, and I still remember getting the text last season saying if Tottenham get fourth place Tielemans are top of their list , but it just didn’t pan out,” Jones said. .

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Champions League draw

It’s the difference between finishing fourth and fifth.

Yes, Arsenal may be the most successful club historically between the two great north London rivals, but Tottenham can offer the immediate chance to play in the Champions League, and that’s what makes the difference.

Tottenham and Arsenal are bound to clash over a number of transfer targets each summer, but as long as Spurs finish in the top four and Arsenal are not, those targets are going to pick the white half from the north of London rather than the red side.

Arsenal need to make up that ground on Spurs this season.

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