Thomas Lemar has spoken about his future after starring in France’s 4-0 victory over the Netherlands last night.
Lemar was targeted by both Arsenal and Liverpool but, thanks to a variety of crazy circumstances, he remains a Monaco player.
With the transfer window now over, that fact is the only thing that matters to him.
Asked about his future following France’s 4-0 win over the Netherlands last night, Lemar said, as reported by the Daily Star: “For the moment I am Monegasque.”
For the moment…
In another interview, however, he was more wordy. “I am a player of Monaco, I am very happy there,” Lemar told Canal +.
“Now I’m going to make a good season with my club, to try to progress and move forward in my career with Monaco.
“I prepared for this game as usual. I do not lose my head, even if there are rumours. I was focused on my game, that’s all that mattered to me.”
And a third set of comments have him saying after his two goals for France, “You will soon see for yourself but for the moment I am a Monegasque and everything is going very well.”
We’ll probably never know exactly what transpired last night and what the real reasons behind the failed transfer were.
While we were all speculating what went wrong, Lemar put on a show for France.
He scored twice on the night, the first a rocket from distance, and the second a tap-in he literally took off the toe of Alexandre Lacazette.
Monaco will be delighted to have him still around, having sold every other big player apart from him.
The January window is a good four months away, but don’t be surprised to see new reports about teams making another move for him – especially Arsenal. And, unlike a certain Chilean, it doesn’t look like he’s letting the failed move get to him.