announced Tuesday it’s reached a with for the transfer of French international winger Thomas Lemar.
The two clubs will negotiate over the next few days in order to finalise Lemar’s move to the Spanish capital.
A fee between the two clubs was not disclosed, thoughreported the 22-year-old native of the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe will cost Atletico €60 million.
A tricky left-winger with the ability to also play centrally in midfield, Lemar joined Monaco in 2015 after progressing through Caen’s youth academy and making his Ligue 1 debut with the senior side in 2013. He scored three goals in all competitions this past season for Monaco, adding another 10 assists.
He was also named on‘s 23-man World Cup squad by manager Didier Deschamps.
Lemar had reportedly been on the radar of a few top European sides in the past, withand said to have put in bids. Former Gunners bench boss Arsene Wenger confirmed the Premier League club had failed to recruit Lemar last summer, stating the player with Monaco instead.
Lemar is now the second big name Monaco has parted with in this transfer window. The club from the eponymous principalitydefensive midfielder to in late May for a reported €45 million.
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