Chelsea have reportedly been offered the opportunity to sign Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar on loan or on a permanent agreement.
The Frenchman has had a hard time since leaving Monaco for Atletico Madrid, and it seems like he has now been made available in this winter’s transfer window.
With the Blues interested in strengthening in the attack, it looks Atletico have sounded out the Blues over a possible transfer for Thomas Lemar, according to the Evening Standard.
It remains to be seen if the west London side will take the Spanish team up on this offer, but the Standard case they can get him on loan for as little as £5m.
And even on a permanent contract, he’d be cheaper than another of their related targets, Crystal Palace wide-man Wilfried Zaha, at just £50m, according to the Standard’s report.
Thomas Lemar looked world-class during his time in Monaco, where he formed part of a star-studded side containing big names like Fabinho, Bernardo Silva and Kylian Mbappe, who have since also been signed by bigger clubs.
It could be a decent move, however, for Chelsea to take a gamble on Thomas Lemar now, as the 24-year-old winger surely still has it in him to be a top performer for one of Europe’s leading clubs.
Diego Simeone’s somewhat defensive style of play at Atletico Madrid might not be the best fit for his playing style, and that could mean he’d flourish in this exciting Chelsea team under Frank Lampard.