City and Chelsea Chasing Monaco’s Thomas Lemar

Thomas Lemar celebrates scoring Monaco's second goal.

Reuters / Eric Gaillard

Manchester City and Chelsea are reportedly in race to sign AS Monaco’s wonderkid Thomas Lemar.

The young 21-year-old has been a complete revelation this term and has already scored ten goals and has further assisted six in all competition. It is expected that he might leave at the end of the season, hence the Premier League duo are in hunt to sign him up.

Furthermore, it is not just Chelsea and Man City, but the Ros Rojiblancos – Atletico Madrid – sees him as a potential replacement for Antoine Griezmann who is tipped to leave Vicente Calderón for Manchester United, but French newspaper L’Equipe via GFFN claims that he will prefer Premier League over La Liga.

The Ligue 1 leaders are certainly not willing to give up on him and reports claim that they will be seeking to coup at least £30 million plus add-ons if anyone wants to sign him up.

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Premier League leaders Chelsea will be surely contesting in the Champions League, hence a sustainable depth in the attacking department will help the Blues a lot.

Manchester City, on the other hand, will be rebuilding their squad in the upcoming summer, therefore, targeting Lemar does make sense. Besides that, it is a well-known fact that the Citizens are able to offer a lucrative deal which will be hard to refuse and that’s why they might have an upper hand in the deal.

The last young player to hit the ground running in the Premier League from Ligue 1 was  Anthony Martial, hence, it can be said that Lemar, unlike many others, might not take time to settle down into the league.

Whether he joins Chelsea or Manchester City remains to be seen, but one thing is certain; he will be an instant hit.


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