Tottenham consider move for Atletico Madrid outcast Thomas Lemar after being offered chance to sign midfielder as Diego Simeone admits he ‘hasn’t lived up to expectations’
- Tottenham could make a loan offer for Thomas Lemar with a £51m option-to-buy
- The Frenchman has made little impression in his two years at Atletico Madrid
- A host of European clubs are also weighing up a move for ex-Monaco star
Tottenham are considering launching a bid to sign Atletico Madrid’s out-of-favour midfielder Thomas Lemar in January, according to reports.
Lemar joined Atletico in a £52.7m deal in the summer of 2018 but has made little impression during his 18 months at the club.
The 24-year-old has been offered to Tottenham, with Atletico quoting a loan fee of £5 million and a £51m option-to-buy next summer.
Tottenham are considering making a loan move for Atletico Madrid outcast Thomas Lemar
Spurs have been quoted a £5 million loan fee and £51m option-to-buy next summer
Lemar has struggled to make an impression since joining Atletico from Monaco in 2018
The Independent reports that Tottenham face competition from a host of European clubs for the France international.
Lemar rose to prominence during a three-year spell at Monaco, but has failed to impress Atletico boss Diego Simeone.
The Argentinian admitted during a recent press conference that he has been disappointed with Lemar’s failure to make an impact and that he could leave in January.
Atletico boss Diego Simeone recently admitted that Lemar ‘hasn’t lived up to expectations’
‘If Lemar can stay or not… we know that agents work in an exemplary way,’ said Simeone.
‘Clubs work in terms of the needs of the clubs. But, as a footballer, every time he has been available, he’s played a lot more than he hasn’t played.
‘His characteristics have always excited me. But he hasn’t been able to live up to expectations.
‘Let’s hope he has a good moment when he comes back from injury.’
Lemar has made 15 La Liga appearances so far this season but most of those have been as a substitute.
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