According to ESPN, Manchester United met with representatives of Thomas Lemar from Atletico Madrid to investigate a possible summer transfer.
The store claims that "sources have informed ESPN that they have started meeting with agents." One name stood out: Thomas Lemar, whose representatives met with United last week. "
It's something like a rumor from the left field from a normally fairly reputable source, which makes this a strange one.
United Lemar were reportedly chasing 2017 after a stunning season in France when he played for Monaco, but the deal never materialized and the Frenchman landed in Madrid a year later.
The 24-year-old has never reached the 2016/17 season, and Atletico boss Diego Simeone admitted in January this year that Lemar had failed to live up to expectations after moving € 70 million.
“Facts speak better than words. Lemar is an important player who has not been able to develop his game, but has qualities that others do not have, ”the Argentinian admitted.
"Well, whether Lemar can stay or not … we know that agents work exemplary. Clubs work in function for their needs. "
“I have always been impressed by its properties. But he couldn't live up to expectations. "
Lemar is primarily a left winger, but can also play right and center, offering the versatility that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs at Old Trafford. However, his commitment would represent a huge gamble for the Red Devils after two seasons of mediocre football in two different leagues, although his game on paper would be better suited to the Premier League.
The Frenchman is undoubtedly one of many options that Deputy CEO Ed Woodward is exploring for the summer window, but as ESPN says, "this is one to watch", especially if the Red Devils fail to land like their announced top goals Jack Grealish and Jadon Sancho.
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