The race is starting to heat up for one of Europe’s hottest prospects; Anderlecht’s Youri Tielemans after scouts from Manchester United and Barcelona were seen at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium according to reports from the well-informed Het Laatste Nieuws.
The now 18-year-old has already played 80 times for his Belgium club, and was the youngest ever player to play in the UEFA Champions League, when he was just 16-years-old back in 2013.
Het Laatste Nieuws say that Barcelona scouts have been spotted at least three times this season watching the midfielder with scouts from Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund also in attendance on several occasions.
Anderlecht for their part will not be willing to let their star player go on the cheap after having just signed him to a new five-year deal. Unfortunately the Belgium league is not a powerhouse of world football, which means that if Manchester United or Barcelona were to make a substantial offer Anderlecht would have a hard time saying no.
Watch Youri Tielemans in action below.