Anderlecht confirm Youri Tielemans will sign for Monaco

Highly rated Belgium international Youri Tielemans is set to join the Ligue 1 champions as early as this week, the club's general director has confirmed.

Anderlecht confirm Tielemans set to join Monaco

Anderlecht general director Herman Van Holsbeeck has confirmed the club's star midfielder Youri Tielemans will join Ligue 1 champions Monaco and anticipates the deal will be concluded by the end of the week.

The 20-year-old is regarded as one of the biggest talents in European football  and has also been linked with clubs such as Manchester United, Inter and Atletico Madrid in recent months.

Nevertheless, Ligue 1 champions Monaco have seemingly won the race for the gifted midfielder's signature.

Anderlecht: "Youri will leave the club by the end of the week"

"Youri Tielemans will be leaving Anderlecht. We will make an announcement about him in the upcoming week," Van Holsbeeck told VTM.

"There are still a few details that need ironed out, but Youri will normally leave the club before the end of the week.

"His move to Monaco is not 100 per cent done yet, but they are the club that has shown they are very eager to sign Youri."

Tielemans came through the ranks of the Anderlecht youth academy and made his first-team debut at the tender age of 16.

He has since developed into a key figure at the Brussels giants, making over 150 appearances in all competitions for the club.

The Belgium international scored 13 goals in 37 league appearances this term to help Anderlecht to the title.