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Not Bakayoko – Tottenham Ready To Make A Concrete Move For £25m Rated Monaco Talent

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Thomas Lemar would be a smart buy for Tottenham.

Tottenham are making the first efforts to strengthen the squad, as the club are close to making a concrete move for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar as per reports from L’Equipe (subscription required). The 21-year-old has become one of the hottest properties in European football after coming to prominence with the Monaco team, which could be dismantled in the summer by interest from all the top clubs in Europe.

The French outfit have already sold Bernardo Silva to Manchester City for a whopping £43 million. Lemar has also been one of the most impressive players in the Monaco team that has won the French league title and also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Lemar is just 21 years old and has been a first-team regular for Monaco in the 2016-17 season. The winger made 34 appearances in the league and contributed nine goals and 11 assists. His performances were crucial in helping the club win the league title for the first time in almost 2 decades. Lemar has also remained injury free throughout the season that saw him make 55 appearances in all competitions.

The player has a contract with Monaco until June 2020, like many of the stars at the club. He is one of the hottest young properties and fits well with Tottenham’s transfer policy of signing young players with the potential to offer at least a decade of service. Lemar is also only starting to make his name with the French national team. Since making his debut back in November 2016, he has featured in two games. His transfer value has shot up to great heights following this brilliant campaign.

Our Verdict

Tottenham officials are aware that we are not the only club in contention to sign the player. Despite having just signed his teammate a few days ago, Manchester City are monitoring the situation surrounding the 21-year-old. Besides, our old rivals Arsenal are also in the mix, but we do have the significant advantage of being able to offer Champions League football next season. There is also interest from across Europe with the likes of Atletico Madrid and Juventus in the mix.

Reports suggest that any interested club will have to come up with a £25 million offer in order to sign the player. This may be the only stumbling block considering that this is the player’s second full season at the club. Yet, this may be viewed as a bargain in this day and age when even average players are being quoted a similar price.


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