Monaco must 'prepare' for Thomas Lemar interest - Leonardo Jardim

Ruben Hill
January 12, 2018

According to the Mirror, the Ligue 1 club feel as though Lemar's value has increased since the summer, when Arsenal saw a £90m offer accepted for the 22-year-old.

Liverpool have money in the bank after selling Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142m, while Arsenal are desperate for creativity to replace the outgoing Alexis Sanchez. In a bid to maintain the attacking prowess Liverpool are determined to get Lemar but are yet to formally bid for the player.

Liverpool and Arsenal have reportedly been informed that they must pay close to nine figures if they are to sign Thomas Lemar from Monaco.

Liverpool FC have already completed their first signing of the January transfer window after landing defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton. "You know how insane the market is", Jardim explained.

While Jardim insisted his club tend to leave their deals until the summer, the Portuguese manager admitted anything can happen.

The Monaco sensation has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in recent months.

"The numbers today are incredibly big. What I tell you today can be different tomorrow".

Jardim was quoted as saying that "many things can happen" while talking about the possibility of a transfer.

Personally, I would prefer to sign Lemar this month and ensure that the Reds have the best possible opportunity to achieve success in the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League. However, the move failed to materialize and Lemar ended up staying put at the principality-based outfit. He is young, he can still play for 10 years. I wouldn't rule it out, but I don't see him beating down their door saying "it's now or never" because I don't think it is.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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