Wolverhampton Wanderers have joined Everton in the race to sign Thomas Lemar, according to a report from Le 10 Sport.
The France international has had a poor time since moving to Atletico Madrid. As reported by the Guardian, the La Liga side spent £52.7 million on Lemar back in 2018.
He failed to score a single goal or provide an assist in the league last season. And after making just 10 top flight starts for Diego Simeone’s men, it does appear that he could be on the move.
Le 10 Sport reports that the Toffees had an interest in Lemar in the window. And it is suggested that they have now been joined by Wolves in the race.
The report notes that Jorge Mendes’s relationship with Atletico boosts Wolves’s hopes of signing the 24-year-old.
TBR View: Lemar move could be gamble for Wolves after Atleti struggles
Lemar previously established himself as one of the most exciting midfield talents in Europe during his time at Monaco.
However, his move to Spain has not worked out. And thus, Wolves moving for Lemar could be deemed a gamble.
Much will depend on the kind of terms Atletico want. If they are prepared to take a heavy loss or happy to loan him out, it could be worth rolling the dice for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.
But Wolves look incredibly strong in the middle of the park. So they perhaps do not need to break the bank on a player whose next move is arguably going to be crucial as he looks to get his career back on track.