French International Thomas Lemar is in Russia as the Les Blues prepare for the World Cup that kicks off tomorrow. The Monaco winger has agreed to join Atletico Madrid from Monaco for a fee rumored to be in the region of 72 Million Euros plus bonuses. Atletico Madrid in a statement has confirmed that the transfer has been agreed in ‘Principle’ and the details will be ironed out in the coming days.
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) June 12, 2018
Fans of the French National team would be hoping the deal gets finalized before France takes on Australia on the 16th of June. Didier Deschamps will be hoping that Lemar doesn’t get distracted and the transfer talk has no impact on his game. The deal would not only excite Lemar but would also make France and soon-to-be Atletico teammate Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann was linked with a move away from Atleti and agreed to stay provided the club reinforce the squad with ‘Star Players’, I think it’s safe to say that Lemar fits that bill. It would be interesting to see how Lemar and Griezmann would link up at the Wanda Metropolitano next Season.
‼ [Canal plus France] | Griezmann stays with Atletico. He got what he wanted a salary hike of 22-25 million euros and the signing of Thomas Lemar to Atletico Madrid( he is close to being signed). He wanted Atletico squad to get stronger next season pic.twitter.com/Y6NagQJYqG
— BarcaTimes (@BarcaTimes) June 12, 2018
Lemar’s signing is a crucial one for the Los rojiblancos, who lost wingers, Nicolas Gaitan (18 Million Euros) and Yanick Carrasco (30 Million Euros) to Chinese side Dalian Yifang. Lemar would be a welcome addition to the Atletico attack, an attack consisting of Diego Costa, Antoine Griezmann, and Thomas Lemar is certainly one to look forward to.