Atletico Madrid will only be tempted to sell Thomas Lemar if a ‘considerable’ offer is made with Arsenal showing interest (AS, via The Sun).
The forward hasn’t made the grade at the Wanda Metropolitano following his £63 million move from Monaco in 2018.
The 24-year-old hasn’t really fit into Diego Simeone’s style of football and a transfer could be on the horizon.
Arsenal were interested before his move to Atletico and could return to end his Spanish nightmare.
Lemar has only managed three goals and six assists during his 64 appearances for Simeone’s team.
Boss Mikel Arteta will surely hope to sign a player or two in the January transfer window. The Gunners were defeated 2-1 by Chelsea yesterday and the new boss has work to do.
Lemar could tick a box for Arteta but despite being down the pecking order at his current club, he won’t be available on the cheap.
TBR View – Lemar shouldn’t be a priority for Arsenal
Arsenal have missed out on the Frenchman once before and right now it looks like a bullet well and truly dodged.
Arteta has plenty of options out wide and other areas need addressing.
Lemar’s numbers at Atletico have been shocking and the Gunners can’t risk adding anymore flops to their ranks.
Arsenal have been abysmal defensively. Signing a defender must be the priority for Arteta in the short-term.
Lemar might be an ideal option for the summer if he doesn’t leave Atletico.
Solving Arsenal’s defensive woes has to take precedence at the moment and as a result, landing Lemar should be on the backburner.