Thomas Lemar has been linked with a move to the Premier League throughout the summer. Arsenal have been mooted as the potential destination for the 21-year-old, who is among the several Monaco’s star players being chased (Telegraph). The club has already sold Bakayoko, Mendy and Bernardo Silva and the selling spree is unlikely to stop considering the overwhelming interest.
Lemar has been linked with a move to Arsenal for the last few months, but the Gunners have been unable to complete the deal. Just as in the case of many other deals, Arsenal are not being decisive over the transfer fee and Liverpool may be ready to take advantage of this indecisiveness, according to French outlet Le10 Sport.
Jurgen Klopp is concerned about the future of Philippe Coutinho, who may be moving to Barcelona in the summer, and the club are keen on signing an attacking player. As a result, Klopp is switching his targets and we are ready to hijack Arsenal’s move for Lemar.
The 21-year-old is one of the several star names at Monaco and he came to the club in 2015. Last season, he featured in 34 league games and came up with 9 goals and 10 assists. Even though Kylian Mbappe may have been generating all the transfer interest surrounding his talent and transfer value, Lemar is being seen as a value for money addition even at £45million. Arsenal have been thinking excessively about meeting this transfer demands, but Liverpool may make a swift move for the player.
He is capable of playing anywhere across the front three and will add the much needed strength to the squad, which has only seen relatively small additions in terms of numbers. Dominic Solanke, Andy Robertson, and Mohamed Salah have been the major signings for Liverpool this summer, but manager Jurgen Klopp is aware of the club’s need for more players in order to tackle domestic and European football at the same time.