Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Thomas Lemar: Atletico Madrid reach 'preliminary agreement' to sign Monaco winger


It is understood that representatives of Monaco and Atletico met on Tuesday evening to discuss the transfer, with Lemar now involved with the French national team at the World Cup in Russian Federation, as reported by French news outlet L'Equipe.

Lemar is now in Russian Federation with the France national side, as they prepare to embark on their World Cup campaign.

Both clubs announced a "preliminary agreement" on a transfer, with Atletico saying the clubs will work together to complete the details.

Lemar was strongly linked with both Liverpool and Arsenal last season but is now set for a move to the Wanda Metropolitano.

Lionel Messi has reiterated his desire for Barcelona to spend big to land Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, insisting that his side's Champions League hopes may depend on it.


There appears to be no logical reason behind Griezmann delaying the announcement of a new deal, if he is to stay at Atletico, and it would now be more surprising if the forward doesn't switch clubs this summer.

Griezmann insists he is made a decision on his club future but has refused to reveal if he will remain with Atletico next season.

"Today is not the day to talk about my future", he told reporters at the press conference before he began to answer any questions, only adding that, "Yes I have already made a decision about my future".

For the first time in his career, the former Real Sociedad man will lead the Les Bleus' line for the first time in Russian Federation, having been a bit-part player back in 2014.

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