A long term Chelsea target looks to have a new club in his sights.
Thomas Lemar, who has been consistently linked with Premier League clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal.
Now SportWitness have a report from L’Equipe claiming that he’s off to Atletico Madrid, which you can see here:
'Thomas Lemar to leave Monaco for Atlético de Madrid. The two clubs have agreed in recent hours for the transfer of the international, currently in Russia with les Bleus.' pic.twitter.com/43SgZsovfH
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) June 12, 2018
It’s a move that makes a lot of sense. Atletico are short in that position having sold Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco in January.
He’s the right fit for that team, and in their new stadium, Atletico want to keep spending. If they let Antoine Griezmann go they’ll have plenty more money to spend too.
With Chelsea not in the Champions League and Atleti regularly making the final, and able to offer the same wages these days, Lemar will likely take that offer.
Chelsea haven’t even been reported to be that close to Lemar yet this summer, but if Atleti come in for him he’s unlikely to say no.