By Dave Marshall
For much of the summer, Thomas Lemar looked like moving to Arsenal but it seems that Manchester United have stolen a march on their bitter rivals according to Ian McGarry from the Transfer Window Podcast. Manchester United have been linked to a host of wingers as Jose Mourinho looks to add a direct left footed winger to his ranks to offer more directness on the left flank, and after seeing multiple bids for Inter Milan star, Ivan Perisic rejected, he has now turned his attentions to Monaco’s 21-year-old French attacking midfielder, Thomas Lemar.
The left winger was impressive for the principality club as they won the league in impressive fashion last term ahead of a more fanciful PSG side. Leonardo Jardim’s men have seen Bernardo Silva, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Benjamin Mendy leave Stade Louis II, and United may now sign Lemar.
After signing the likes of Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, United are looking very good but our manager wants a winger to offer more pace and something different to the flanks, as the players we currently have are players who like to cut in instead of sending in crosses in for the strikers to score.
In Lukaku however, United have a big centre forward who is good at running into channels but adept also at getting on the end of quality crosses. Former Fleet street journalist, Ian McGarry said: “I’d say Manchester United are in the driving seat right now (for Lemar).
“I’d say Manchester United are in the driving seat right now (for Lemar).
“And if Manchester United did come in with the right offer and the right contract and the charm and charisma of Jose Mourinho telling a player how he’ll play, where he’ll play as he does.” he was quoted as saying via Daily Star.
Lemar is a classy winger that can play as a central midfielder known for his creativity, vision and exceptional finishing with that cultured left foot of his. He joined the principality club from Caen in 2015 and under Jardim, has developed into one of the best players in that department in the whole of Europe. He scored 11 and created 14 more in 46 appearances for high flying Monaco last season and if signed by United, will be a key player in the first team.