Manchester United are showing strong interest in Thomas Lemar.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester United are keen on Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar.
The 24-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Atletico Madrid spent 70 million euros to sign the France international from Monaco in the summer of 2018. The 24-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.
Lemar has played 67 times for Atletico Madrid since signing from Monaco, scoring 3 goals and creating 6 assists in that time.
He’s incredibly experienced for a 24-year-old and still has tons of room for growth.
As a member of France national football team, Lemar won 22 caps and he scored 4 goals.
Thomas Lemar is out of the picture at Atletico, which has opened the door for a potential exit.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær is looking to shore up his midfield and attacking options and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar happens to be a target. Solskjær is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
Manchester United are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
Thomas Lemar can play multiple positions in midfield and attack.
According to the report, “Manchester United have seemingly been given a big lift to their hopes of signing Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar this summer. Spanish website Diario Madridista claims that the LaLiga giants are looking to offload the 24-year-old Red Devils target to finance another deal. The report claims that Atletico are ‘looking for a player with Diego Simeone’s ‘DNA’ and have identified Juventus star Federico Bernardeschi as a replacement. Premier League duo Arsenal and Chelsea have also been linked with France international, whose contract contains a £168million release clause, but United are thought to the frontrunners for his signature in England. Old Trafford chiefs are said to have already opened talks to bring in the player this summer, although his €190m (£168m) exit clause is presenting a major issue. But if United are wanting to improve their odds for silverware, this is the kind of signing they will need. Under no circumstances would United consider paying that amount and it’s reported they have told an intermediary that Atletico would have to seriously compromise on that price before a deal can take place. And while there’s no suggestion the capital club would seek anywhere near that amount, United would need some clarification from Simeone’s side about what would be considered a realistic fee for the World Cup winner. But the fact that the Spanish side have now identified a replacement for Lemar, means they are likely to want to act quickly to get their man and will in all likelihood name a reasonable price for United to get a deal done for the Frenchman.”
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It would take a huge offer from Manchester United to prise the 24-year-old winger from Atletico Madrid.
Signing the 24-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Solskjær.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Manchester United.
How strong that interest is and whether Manchester United will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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