Arsenal Steal March On Tottenham After Tabling £26m Attacker Bid

By on June 28, 2017

Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Arsenal make their move for Thomas Lemar….

Arsenal have stolen a march on Tottenham after submitting an opening £26m bid for Monaco attacker Thomas Lemar, according to reports in France via talkSPORT.

Lemar has developed in to one of the most exciting young attackers in French football since joining Monaco from Caen two years ago and his superb form last season has alerted clubs here in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old scored 14 goals and provided a further 17 assists to help Monaco land the Ligue 1 title and talkSPORT claim Arsenal and Tottenham have expressed their interest in signing him this summer.

Mauricio Pochettino is needing to further strengthen his squad ahead of Tottenham’s return to the Champions League and Lemar would provide another top quality option in the final third if he was lured to White Hart Lane.

However, rumours in recent days have suggested the French international favours a move to Arsenal and now it looks as though the Gunners have stolen a march on their north London rivals.

That’s because talkSPORT are citing a report from L’Equipe that claims Arsenal have submitted a formal £26.4m offer for Lemar after Arsene Wenger made signing the attacker one of his top priorities.

Wenger is gearing-up for a busy summer as he looks to revamp his Arsenal squad after finishing fifth in the Premier League and Lemar could be viewed as a potential replacement for Alexis Sanchez.

The Frenchman predominantly plays on the left side of the attack so with Sanchez being tipped to snub a new contract and push for a move away from north London this summer, Lemar could be the man to fill his boots.

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We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming days but should the youngster end up moving to Arsenal he’ll become Wenger’s second major signing of the summer following the arrival of Sead Kolasinac.

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