Arsenal, Spurs chase Thomas Lemar transfer

Arsenal and Tottenham seem to be sharing the same transfer targets, as they will both be looking at replacements for their respective wingers and playmakers – the Thomas Lemar rumor is currently one of the hottest in the market, and his transfer could be a ‘matter of days’, with the transfer window coming to a close this Thursday.

The former Barcelona target (who now seems to have been forgotten by the Barça board, recent buyers of Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembélé) has been chased by Arsenal every since the end of last season, where he was one of the key players in Monaco’s miracle season at the top of the league. Thomas Lemar has been cream of the crop for Monaco, and part of a young front three that was wanted all across Europe, along with Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva and PSG target Kylian Mbappé. The player totalized 34 appearances with the Ligue 1 champions, claiming 9 goals and 10 assists. The French international (5 caps) has then been considered one of Europe’s most promising youngsters with offers from Arsenal being rejected on a weekly basis by AS Monaco. However, it may be time for Monaco to finally let go off of their jewel.

With Arsenal and Liverpool already interested in the player, British media outlets seem to be indicating that Tottenham could jump in the mix and bring in more attention to the player, with now three of England’s most famed teams now chasing the Guadeloupe native. The Sun already reports that the Monaco star may have a preference in England with the name of Manchester United, but interest from the current league leaders has yet to materialize. Thomas Lemar, 21, has started in all four Ligue 1 fixtures played this season, the most recent being today’s clash against Olympique de Marseille where he proved to be decisive with an assist on Glik’s opener two minutes into the game.

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