Liverpool legend, Robbie Fowler, describes Arsenal’s £92m bid for Thomas Lemar as ‘mind-blowing’.
Fowler seems pretty perplexed by Arsenal’s £92m bid for Lemar on Transfer Deadline Day and believes that the club are heading closer to a ‘cliff edge’.
“There does come a time when the clubs need to take a step back and see where they are taking the game,” Fowler wrote in his column for the Daily Mirror.
“It seems to me they are taking it closer to the cliff edge. When Arsenal are offering almost £100million for a kid who has played only one decent season in a very weak French league, that’s mind-blowing.”
Most Arsenal fans, while excited that the club could be introducing a new, exciting 21-year-old to the squad in place of Alexis Sanchez, who clearly doesn’t want to remain in north London, were also a bit confused.
£92m is a massive amount of money, especially for Arsenal. The Gunners already broke their club record by paying £52m for Alexandre Lacazette but £40m more is a huge leap.
While Lemar is talented and has already racked up two assists in four Ligue 1 appearances this season, as well as a brace for France against the Netherlands, he still is, as Fowler suggests, mostly unproven.
Wenger has confirmed that he’ll return for Lemar in the future.
Wenger: 'Yes, we bid 100m euros for Lemar. Yes, we'll come back in for him' (Telefoot)
— Matt Spiro (@mattspiro) September 3, 2017
Although the winger claimed to be happy with his decision to stay at Monaco instead of move to Arsenal on the final day of the window, it did seem as if he was leaving the door open, saying, “You will soon see for yourself but for the moment I am a Monegasque and everything is going very well.”
Perhaps we’ll see Lemar playing for Arsenal this time next season but for now, all we can do is support who we’ve already got.