Liverpool cool interest in Lemar amid Arsenal link

According to British media reports, the Reds have cooled their interest in landing Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco in January because they are not ready to match the French club’s £90m valuation.

The Times is claiming that Liverpool have lessened their interest in landing the 22-year-old because of the huge price-tag placed in Thomas Lemar by AS Monaco.

The same report states that the French club informed interested sides this month that they were fixed on a transfer price of £90million for the France international, the same amount the Gunners are alleged to have offered for his signature last summer.

That massive valuation has allegedly caused the Reds to tone down their transfer interest in the attacker, who Liverpool are thought to value at about £60million.

Thomas Lemar has long been heavily linked with a transfer to England and he was tipped as a transfer target for the Gunners last summer window.

The 22-year-old attacker has netted two goals and created four assists in 14 French Ligue 1 matches for the Reds so far this term.

The Reds have already been busy in the winter transfer window, after completing a deal for defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.

The Merseyside giants have also agreed to offload Brazil international attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho to La Liga giants FC Barcelona.

Should Liverpool sign Lemar, the Frenchman will be a perfect upgrade for the Merseyside giants in their bid to catch up with League leaders Manchester City.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *