Manchester United are
making the most of the unforeseen break in the football season by
drawing up a plan to sign Thomas Lemar during the summer transfer
French midfielder’s representatives met with United last week,
according to ESPN, and negotiations could develop further while the
2019-20 campaign is put on hold due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
midfielder caught the attention of Liverpool and Arsenal during his
outstanding 2016-17 season, producing 14 goals and 18 assists as Monaco
lifted the Ligue 1 title and reached the Champions League semi-finals.
The left winger eventually chose to join Atletico Madrid in 2018 in a deal worth 70 million euros.
24-year-old has provided three goals and six assists since his move to
the Spanish capital and has registered just 24 La Liga appearances this
The report claims Lemar feels he is not suited to
Diego Simeone’s pragmatic style of play and will look to make a move
away from the Wanda Metropolitano in the coming months.
World Cup winner has over three years left on his current contract.
However, it is believed Rojiblancos chairman Enrique Cerezo Torres is
prepared to listen to offers.
Meanwhile, Manchester United
executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has also met with Jude Bellingham in
recent days in an attempt to bring the 16-year-old Birmingham
midfielder to Old Trafford.