With the departure of Philippe Coutinho in the January transfer window, the offensive framework of Liverpool has sustained a tremendous decrement in terms of firepower.
Having had more than three weeks to hunt down a replacement for the talented Brazilian, Jurgen Klopp’s peculiar reluctance to spend massive funds saw no major players checking in at Anfield.
Nevertheless, with the hopes of competing for a top-four finish, the Merseysiders had a couple of players focused on their radar. Regardless, they have missed out on the opportunity, as the winter window marked its conclusion a week ago.
One of the players who picked the chief interest of Klopp was Monaco’s Thomas Lemar. However, the French club quoted a £90 million price tag for his services, which obviously saw the German tactician walking away.
Disregarding those facts, the Reds might fancy their chances for roping in the France international in the upcoming summer, as per latest reports. The talented midfielder’s prospects at Monaco is nothing short of being uncertain at the moment.
Furthermore, with just a little more than two years left in his current deal, the 22-year-old has snubbed a new contract offer from the Ligue 1 side, according to L’Equipe.
Moreover, as per the same source, Lemar maintains that he intends to keep his options open, and won’t ink a new deal prior to the commencement of the 2018 World Cup.
The celebrated youngster is currently on a meagre £22,000-per-week wage, which could easily be incremented tremendously by Liverpool. Besides, with the remainder of his current deal nearing its end, the Reds could grab hold of him for less than £90 million if they wait patiently.