Thomas Lemar has been having a rough season with having failed to contribute a goal or assist all season. Reports suggest Atletico Madrid have grown weary of the skipper and are ready to offload the player and fast. It appears the France international, is expected to go out on loan with a mandatory permanent move in the summer. Manager Diego Simeone, has suggested that Thomas Lemar could leave Atletico Madrid during the January transfer window.
A few English Clubs have seen the need for Lemar, and though Atletico May feel he has no use on their squad, others find him as a perfect match for their squad. Lemar have gain interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Though all high end Clubs, the 24 year old, midfielder, is said to be keen on remaining at the La Liga giants. That appears far from a certainty, though, with Simeone acknowledging that the playmaker has not met expectations since his move to Wanda Metropolitano.
Atletico Madrid have allegedly offered Arsenal and Tottenham the chance to loan Thomas Lemar. Sources close to the La Liga giants, claim Spurs are strongly considering the proposal, with the Frenchman available to sign for €60 million if they pay a €6 million loan fee with Arsenal also monitoring Lemar’s situation.
Speaking to reporters, the Argentine Boss said, “The facts speak for themselves, better than words. It is certain that he has not been able to show all his qualities. Each time that he has been available, I have tried to play him. I have always been enthusiastic about his qualities as a player. He has not met the expectations set for him, but we have always had the same expectations.”
The Atletico boss also added, “Today, who is to know if he will stay or not. His representatives are working hard. The clubs, they operate on what they need.”
However, Lemar has not hit the ground running in the Spanish capital. In one and a half seasons under Diego Simeone, he’s managed to score just three goals and registered three assists in 64 appearances across all competitions for Los Rojiblancos. Lemar still has three-and-a-half years left on his contract.