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Arsenal planning surprise move for €40m-rated French attacker

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Thomas Lemar has been offered to Arsenal and Everton as the attacker stays in a dilemma over his long-term future at Atletico Madrid. France international has a year left on his contract, and a move to the PL could be tempting for the attacker, although neither Arsenal nor Everton are interested in signing the forward.

The 26-year-old winger got into the spotlight a few years ago when the Gunners were linked with an incredible move for nearly £90m. On deadline day of the 2017 summer transfer window, Arsenal meant to add the French winger but refrained from making an offer.

 

The Frenchman moved to Atletico a year later for a fee of over £64m. Currently, the former Monaco winger is not an undisputed starter under Simeone, who could consider selling him in this window. Lemar has had limited impact at Atletico Madrid, although he played a crucial role in their La Liga title triumph in the 2020/21 campaign.

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Thomas has a year left on his deal with Los Colchoneros, and despite being offered a new four-year contract, he is at a crossroads in his career, as he has been offered to PL teams Arsenal and Everton.

 

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It is highly doubtful the Gunners hold any potential interest in Thomas, although they are likely to add a new midfielder in time for the new campaign. However, Everton could look hard at the chance and consider approaching Atletico Madrid for Lemar.

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