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Reported Wolves and Everton target favours Premier League move

Thomas Lemar would favour a move to the Premier League, amid transfer links to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton.

The Atletico Madrid winger is unlikely to remain with the Spanish giants after a poor season in 2019/20 where he failed to register any goals or assists.

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His poor form does not appear to be putting teams off though with Wolves and Everton both keen on the Frenchman (Le10 Sport), whose transfer cost Atleti a whopping £52.7 million in 2018 (Guardian).

Foot Mercato say Lemar has actually rejected a proposal from FC Porto, and that the 24-year-old would like his next move to be to the English top-flight.

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Arguably, Everton and Wolves both have need for an extra wide player, but Lemar’s struggles in Spain may see both teams unwilling to offer too much.

TBR’s View – Lemar a gamble

Lemar would undoubtedly be a gamble for either side.

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Ideally Atleti would allow a loan move, but the Spaniards may so wish to try and get him off the books and bring to an end a move that clearly hasn’t worked out.

If either side did take a punt on Lemar, they’d hope to see the return of the player who tore defences apart for AS Monaco.

That player would be an upgrade on Theo Walcott, and a decent replacement for Adama Traore if the Spaniard left Molineux.

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