Arsenal close in on Thomas Lemar transfer as Atletico Madrid sanction move

January 25, 2020

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Thomas Lemar from Atletico Madrid, according to reports from Spain.

Lemar has long been linked with a transfer to the Premier League and was once a primary target for Arsene Wenger.

Atletico won the race to sign Lemar back in 2018, paying over £50million for the forward, but the Frenchman has struggled to live up to his price tag in Spain.

El Chiringuito claim Ateltico want to offload Lemar to raise funds to sign Edinson Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain. Arsenal were declared the frontrunners and are now ‘close’ to securing a deal for Lemar.

Mikel Arteta is keen for reinforcements this month, but the Arsenal board are restricted by a limited transfer budget after a busy summer window.