Manchester United are interested in signing Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar, via ESPN.
The Frenchman has fallen out of favour with Diego Simeone in recent months and lost his place in the national team.
After arriving in Madrid from Ligue 1 side Monaco for £63m in 2018, Lemar has struggled to make much of an impression with the Los Rojiblancos, and failed to provide a single goal or assist in La Liga this season (Transfermarkt).
The 24-year-old has only taken 0.4 shots per game, averaging 0.4 key passes, and completing just 1.1 dribbles on average in the Spanish top tier (WhoScored). Understandably, he is keen to leave Simeone’s side, and despite the dramatic slump in form, Julien Laurens reports his representatives met with United officials last week.
Lemar’s current contract expires in three years time, so it is unlikely the attacking midfielder will come cheap, and his market value is estimated at £27m via Transfermarkt.
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Predictably plenty of Red Devils are unhappy with the latest transfer link, with a supporter tweeting “this is a terrible idea.” One fan even labelled him a “BTEC Martial” and another called him a “fraud.”
Take a peek at some of the angriest Twitter reactions down below…
It was a hell no 3 years ago and today its a, HELLLLLLL NAWW pic.twitter.com/f4tFwLwcza
— Mike Ⓜ (@UtdExcellence) March 22, 2020
Sancho please, let’s not waste money, Rashford is coming back soon, Martial, James, plus a new no.9 being sort after, so it’s a no no…
— Pumlani Luthuli (@LuthuliPumz) March 22, 2020
— Owinskey (@OwinskeyO) March 22, 2020
PARTEY. WE WANT THOMAS PARTEY. not a Btec martial
— Abdulwahid Hassan🧰 (@AbdulwahidHas10) March 22, 2020
Noooooo I would rather bring back Sanchez
— GloryBoy® (@OttisSnr) March 22, 2020
— FergieTime™️ (@SSIIIIUUUUU) March 22, 2020
Don’t sign that fraud
— Vagheni Zaïrois (@VZairois) March 22, 2020
Nope. This is a terrible idea.
— @pj7 (@pj713634239) March 22, 2020
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