Reports in France suggest that Thomas Lemar could be sold in January by Monaco after a huge loss of form in Ligue 1 (via Sport Witness).
Things could’ve been so different for two players and three clubs if this deal had gone through at the start of last month.
Thomas Lemar was the subject of a club-record £90 million deadline day offer from Arsenal despite a summer of interest in the French international.
The reason why Arsenal waited until the eleventh hour to try and land their man remains unclear but the move was undoubtedly linked to Alexis Sanchez’s departure.
Neither move went through and it seems that it is having a negative effect on both players. Alexis Sanchez has barely featured this season and Thomas Lemar isn’t performing much better in Ligue 1.
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Now, French publication L’Equipe has claimed that Monaco could be persuaded into selling the 21-year-old in January if another big money offer were to be lodged by the Gunners.
This transfer would undoubtedly be a costly one and it’s rare that these sorts of deals go through in January. Considering the Gunners failed to land the Frenchman during the summer, a January deal seems even less likely.