Manchester United make contact with Atletico Madrid over a move for Thomas Lemar
The French attacker has been a long term target for Arsenal and the Gunners reportedly saw a bid for his signature in 2017 fail as they competed with Liverpool to sign him.
He eventually moved to Atletico Madrid, but he has been underwhelming for the Spaniards.
The popular opinion is that Diego Simeone doesn’t know how to get the best out of the former AS Monaco man and any other manager that is good with attacking talents can revive his career.
Arsenal was linked with a move for him last summer as the Gunners sought more firepower in their attack, but the Spaniard’s were unwilling to sell.
Diego Simeone has recently admitted that the player hasn’t performed as well as they expected him to when he was signed and they could be prepared to cash in on him.
ESPN claims that Manchester United has become the latest team to consider making a move for the attacker.
The report further claims that the player’s representatives have met with the Red Devils and he is open to leaving the Wanda Metropolitana because their style of football doesn’t fit his.
There is probably more to this than meets the eye, if there is one team more speculated about it is Man Utd and it is probably too early to be too worried about them snatching any of Arsenal’s targets.
Arsenal baffles me or are all these transfer news fake. There are talks of Aubameyang being sold because he cannot be paid what other clubs wants to pay him. Does it mean Arsenal cannot afford him? I doubt, Arsenal just want to make money and not compete for trophies. Aubameyang is a world class striker and there is no way Arsenal can sell him if the club wants to compete with other top clubs in Europe. Why should some fans support the idea of selling Aubameyang and more so together with Lacazette and tomorrow will start crying about the clubs performance, Arsenal should never be selling its best players. There are talks of interest and recommendations of players who should come to Arsenal but have we considered what we have in our dressing room. Consider the defense, do we need any addition, I do not think so, just buy the ones we acquired on loan in January transfer window. Remember the number of defenders we have and their qualities, I mean including Saliba and those out there on treatment. What of the midfield, we are complete, just buy Ceballos. We have enough strike force. The best Arsenal should do is to sell some few players starting with those out there on loan and use that money to buy one or two world class players. For sure, Arsenal should be prepared to compete with any other club in Europe and this will only be possible if it does not recklessly release the best it already has.