Spurs considering £5m loan bid for £51m-rated Arsenal target

According to the Independent, Arsenal may be falling behind rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the race to sign Atletico Madrid star Thomas Lemar.

The report adds that Jose Mourinho’s side are considering a January loan move for the Frenchman, the Independent claim that the loan fee would be €6m (£5m) and the permanent option would stand at €60m (£51m).

Lemar has struggled to prove his £52.7m price-tag since joining the La Liga side in the summer of 2018.

The winger has made 21 appearances across all competitions this season, but he’s failed to register a single goal or assist in these outings.

Whilst he undoubtedly has the potential to improve at 24 years old, should the Gunners be eyeing a move for a player that’s experiencing such struggles in form?

Lemar has only started one of his six Champions League appearances this term which appears to suggest that Diego Simeone is unconvinced about the ace being used in big games.

Perhaps a change of scenery could reignite the ability that Lemar displayed at Monaco before his marquee move to Atleti.

The ace has to improve massively in the second-half of the season if he’s to make a serious case to be a part of France’s European Champions squad this summer.

Is it possible that we’re dodging a bullet by leaving our rivals to lead the chase for Lemar?

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8 Comments

  1. Michael says:

    You are kidding – there will not be one signing in January Transfer window – all talk no action !

  2. Viera Lyn says:

    Here’s the real problem, no matter what you think about Arteta’s ability to manage, this roster, as it stands, needs a pretty extensive overall…I very much doubt any manager, alive or dead, could achieve greatness with this group until some new blood enters the equation…Arteta can coach them up all he wants but at the end of the day there are several players, who are currently starting, who simply don’t make sense from a tactical standpoint…we’ve seen this with a multitude of other promising young managers, who have great aspirations, yet never realize their dreams because they simply don’t get the necessary financial backing and/or the appropriate input when it comes to making personnel decisions…unfortunately we’ve reached a point in time when our absentee landlord needs to step it up or I fear we will be spinning our wheels for the foreseeable future…of course this doesn’t mean we can’t achieve a marginal levels of success along the way, but we won’t be competing with the best until we substantially alter our current business model…it’s time that we turn our attentions squarely towards our multi-Billionaire owner until he fulfills his Emirates “promise”…after all we did our part, even after it meant selling many of our best players, paying the highest ticket prices in Europe and becoming functionally a second rate team under the guise that once the stadium was paid off our return to greatness was almost assuredly guaranteed…so now it’s Kroenke’s turn to keep his end of the bargain…as of right now, he hasn’t spent a single cent of his own money, yet his investment has increased by literally billions of dollars

  3. Roshan says:

    I love the rumours linking us to Soumare.
    If we get him or Partey to pair with Torreira in midfield we will see huge improvements. Absolute bosses! Hopefully Vieira puts in a good word for us!

    1. Eddie says:

      It ain’t rumours, it’s true. Soumare or Partey But that’s only if Xhaka leaves.
      Also Arteta wants a left winger, someone to be able to drift in and detect play from there.
      Like I said before he got the job, his target for the left wing is Mikel Oyarzabal. Oyarzabal is the same price with Lemar, which is why I doubt Lemar to Arsenal would be happening any time soon.
      For now the defense is a priority and no update on Upamecano yet

      1. Roshan says:

        Who’s your source?

  4. gotanidea says:

    Unless Arteta plans to use Lemar as Xhaka’s or Willock’s replacement in the middle, it’s useless to play Lemar as a winger

    Lemar doesn’t have Pepe’s strength and height to bully the opposition’s fullback. Our goal last night started from Pepe’s determination to get past his marker and I don’t think Lemar is strong enough to do something like that

    Rather than getting Lemar, we had better get Zaha. He could form a good partnership with his compatriot at Arsenal and he can bully defenders with his strength

    1. simon says:

      At 80m?

  5. Tommogun58 says:

    Admin are we really bothered about what Spurs are doing? I would prefer to be discussing what is going on at our club than worrying about them.

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