Thursday, January 28, 2021
ADS

Chelsea enter race to sign Arsenal and Liverpool target

Liverpool and Arsenal are preparing bids for Thomas Lemar but seem to face stiff competition from Chelsea

After a disappointing summer transfer window, Antonio Conte is looking to set the record straight next summer. The Blues have entered the race to sign 22-year-old Monaco ace Thomas Lemar. The Frenchman was the centre of a two-way battle between Liverpool and Arsenal. After a sublime season for Leonardo Jardim’s men, Lemar piqued the interest of both the English heavyweights. Jurgen Klopp’s side submitted a €90 million bid for Lemar which was followed by a €100 million bid from Arsenal.

Monaco, however, was adamant that Lemar would not be let go in the summer. The 22-year-old was himself apprehensive about moving to the Premier League and consequently, stayed at Stade Louis II. The Principality club has already been dumped out of Europe after their sensational run in the Champions League last season. On the other hand, they are faring much better in Ligue 1; Monaco currently sits 3rd, 9 points behind leaders Paris Saint-Germain.

L’Equipe reports that Liverpool and Arsenal are preparing fresh bids for Lemar. Both the clubs are looking to compensate for high profile departures before-hand. The Reds are bracing themselves for Phillipe Coutinho’s exit as the Brazilian continues to interest Barcelona. Arsenal, on the other hand, is set to lose contract rebels Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. The reports continue to state that Chelsea might enter the race for Monaco ace.

Thomas Lemar on his way to the Premier League




Thomas Lemar on his way to the Premier League?

Lemar’s versatility, dribbling, passing and crossing abilities will be hugely beneficial for either of the English clubs. The player returned at the weekend after a month out due to a shoulder injury. He has been involved in 4 goals in the league this season and completes 1.3 dribbles per game. The youngster’s defensive output is not too shabby either, he makes a combined 2 tackles and interceptions per game. All in all, at 22-year-old, Lemar is already a complete package.

Author’s Take

Thomas Lemar was a mainstay of Monaco’s revolutionising team of last season. He saw many of his teammates leave this summer but decided to stay put himself. Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Benjamin Mendy moved to the Premier League while Kylian Mbappe moved to local rivals PSG. However, the player must have realised by now that Monaco overachieved last season and is highly unexpected to reach those heights again. He must make a smart decision about his future and commit himself to a club whose strengths match his own.

 

 

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Top Articles

Recommended Articles

Latest Article

VAR Drama: Cancelo scored offside in goal in Manchester City vs West Brom

Manchester City made a trip to the Hawthorns to clash with West Brom yesterday. It was Pep Guardiola's team which scored five...

Chelsea to complete the first transfer after Lampard sacking as deal agreed

Chelsea owner Roman Abromovich took a bold decision by sacking their legend Frank Lampard from management. Lampard spent close to 18 months...

Tottenham vs Liverpool: Preview, Team News, Line Up, and Prediction

The Premier League action is back after a weekend of FA Cup drama. It hardly gets any better than Tottenham hosting Liverpool...

Tammy Abraham slams down team clash between Rudiger and Azpilicueta

Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham shows attitude and team spirit on Twitter last day following the sacking of manager Frank Lampard. There were...

Must Read

Liverpool 0-0 Manchester United: 5 Talking points as Man United keep hold of the first spot

Manchester United made a trip to Anfield to lock horns with their arch-rivals, Liverpool. The game ended in a 0-0 draw as...

5 Talking Points: Burnley 0-1 Manchester United as Reds move to the top

Manchester United's trip to Turf Moor ended on a bright note as the Red Devils defeated Burnley 1-0. An exquisite volley from...

Leicester City vs Man United: Preview, Line-up and Prediction

The Red Devils will be traveling to King Power Stadium to face Leicester City on the boxing day action. These two Premier...

Manchester United vs Leeds: Preview, Team News, Line Up and Prediction

Manchester United under Ole Gunnar Solskjear has shown great character and strength. Whenever they have been doubted they have come back stronger....