Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Nico Claesen has given some advice to his compatriot Youri Tielemans regarding which club the youngster should choose to play for.
But the Spurs weren’t the club selected by the ex player. In fact, it was the club’s biggest rivals, Arsenal, who Claesen thought would suit Tielemans best if he were to move in the summer.
Speaking to Het Laatste Nieuws (via Votebal Nieuws), Claesen said: “Succeeding in the Premier League is something different to excel in Belgium. I think of efficiency in the adaptation, because he needs to work on. And can he compete? At Anderlecht, everything has always been relatively easy for him. In England he must start from scratch and learn to fight”.
“I rather think a club like Arsenal, who haven’t won many titles in recent years, but have a great look. Furthermore, the Gunners play in a way that Tielemans must: with a lot of technique and opportunities for youngsters”.
Tielemans is easily one of the most wanted European youngsters now, and it’s quite hard to make a list of clubs who are keen on him.
Everton are one of the Premier League sides who have been linked to him lately, although Tottenham and Arsenal were both said to be watching the player not long ago.
Although the 19-year-old has a contract with Anderlecht running until 2020, the Belgian press seem pretty convinced that he should be on the move to one of the major leagues the next summer.