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Anderlecht name price for Everton target


Anderlecht name price for Everton target

Everton must offer more than £15m for Tielemans
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Anderlecht sporting director Herman Van Holsbeeck has told Everton that they will have to cough up in excess of £15m to recruit midfielder Youri Tielemans.

The Belgian youngster has emerged as the top summer target for Everton with manager Ronald Koeman keen to add more creativity to his squad.

The Toffees have been scouting the 19-year-old for a while and Van Holsbeeck warns that they will have to pay more than the £15m fee, Leicester City spent on Genk's Wilfried Ndidi last month.

"It will have to be much more than the €17m (£15m) Genk received for Wilfred Ndidi," he told VTM Nieuws.

"I have a sum in my head but I will not say. Everything depends on the clubs to come. I think a transfer must always be a win-win situation. 

"For the player, the club that buys and the club that sells. His entourage has always been correct with us, so we will be right with him." 

Tielemans is regarded as one of the most promising youngsters in the Belgian league, and his versatility could make him the complete midfield star in years to come. 

Despite his tender age of 19, Tielemans has managed 156 appearances for Anderlecht, scoring 28 goals in the process.