As reported by The Sun, Arsenal have agreed personal terms with exciting Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, but still face a fight to finalise his transfer from Monaco.
After securing the signature of Alexandre Lacazette last week, Arsenal are apparently far from finished in the transfer market this summer and appear to be looking for the perfect attacking talent to complement their new striker.
The Sun say that the Gunners have even agreed personal terms with Thomas Lemar, despite Monaco holding out for a big transfer fee.
The paper reckon that a £90,000-a-week deal has been given the thumbs up from the player’s representatives but that the French club could hold out for up to £80m for the young Frenchman.
Lemar has all the potential in the world and after a stunning season at Monaco is one of the most sought-after wingers in European football. While the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Falcao have gained most of the plaudits thrown Monaco’s way over the last 12 months, Lemar has been just as vital to their attack.
The 21-year-old scored 14 goals over the course of the season in all competitions, also providing 14 assists for his teammates. That’s a fantastic return for a player at such a young age and his form hasn’t gone unnoticed by France, who handed him his debut cap in November. The youngster has gone on to make four more appearances for Les Bleus.
That kind of talent and potential will always cost a massive amount of money but if Arsenal can do the deal then they may have the creative outlet that Alexandre Lacazette will need to be a success next season.
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