Monaco have reportedly quoted Arsenal £53m to sign winger, Thomas Lemar.
- Lemar agrees personal terms with Arsenal
- Arsenal to make an improved offer for Lemar
- Arsenal ready to splash up to £50m on Thomas Lemar
- Lemar left out of Monaco kit picture, likes Lacazette’s Arsenal post on Instagram
- Monaco demanding £53m for Lemar
- Winger pushing for move to Arsenal
Arsenal’s pursuit of Lemar has been widely reportedly, especially since the Gunners snagged his pal, Alexandre Lacazette.
However, Arsene Wenger is going to have to cough up a pretty heft sum of money if he’s going to succeed in bringing the France international to north London this summer.
In fact, Monaco are reportedly demanding £53m for the 21-year-old.
The claim comes via Tribal Football’s Emanuele Giulianelli, who isn’t the most reliable journalist out there when it comes to Arsenal transfer news. However, considering Monaco’s apparent reluctance to sell yet another talented youngster as well as Arsenal previous rejected bids, it might not be that far-fetched.
Monaco have said they want €60m from Arsenal for Lemar. Player pushing for the move. Confirmed. #AFC
— Emanuele Giulianelli (@EmaGiulianelli) July 8, 2017
Arsenal have reportedly had two bids for Lemar knocked back. First £30m then £40m. Although there were claims in between that they offered £35m as soon as the initial approach was rejected.
Arsenal were then supposedly going to make another bid of £45m, with the press claiming that the club were willing to go up to £50m.
Obviously, £53m is over this threshold.
If the Gunners are being asked to cough up £53m and they accept, they will break their transfer record for the second time this summer, as Alexandre Lacazette cost £52m.
Lemar is reportedly pushing for the move.
Whether Arsenal will loosen the purse strings further or Monaco cave, we’ll have to wait and see.