Jose calls highly-rated Tielemans over United move

Date published: Saturday 13th August 2016 11:03

Jose Mourinho has contacted Youri Tielemans with regards to a move to Manchester United.

Anderlecht midfielder Tielemans is one of the most coveted young stars in European football, and has been linked with a move to Old Trafford previously.

The Belgian made his first-team debut at just 16, the age at which he also made his first Champions League appearance.

Tielemans has over 100 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League, and was voted Belgian Talent of the Year in 2014, as well as Belgian Young Professional Footballer of the Year from 2013 to 2015.

The central midfielder has also been called up to the national team, but is yet to make his Belgium debut.

According to Wisla Pulawy youngster Lukasz Plonowski, who began his career in the same youth system as Tielemans at Anderlecht, Mourinho has contacted the midfielder with regards to a Premier League move.

“Youri called me up recently and said: Lukasz, do you know who called me? Mourinho,” Plonowski told Weslo. “He asked if how I’d take the possibility to move to Manchester United.”

United have signed four players this summer, including the world-record move for Paul Pogba, moves for £30m Eric Bailly and £26.3m Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and free agent Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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