Liverpool have been absolutely precise in the transfer market in recent seasons. You’d be hard pressed to find an error that Michael Edwards has made since becoming head of the transfers team at Anfield. Liverpool decided against signing Thomas Lemar, he’s now reportedly wanted by Manchester United.
Atletico Madrid snapped up Thomas Lemar in 2018, paying Monaco a reported €60m for the winger.
Prior to his switch to the Spanish capital he had been wanted by a host of Premier League clubs with The Reds thought to be one of the front runners.
The Liverpool ECHO has reported that Liverpool were in advanced talks over a deal for Thomas Lemar before Michael Edwards pulled the plug on the move.
The Frenchman hasn’t repaid his large transfer fee since making the switch to Spain. Diego Simeone admitted:
“He has not met the expectations set for him, but we have always had the same expectations.”
Now, three years after Liverpool pulled out of a deal for Thomas Lemar, the Manchester Evening News has claimed that Man United are in for the winger.
What RTK has to say
Liverpool look to have gotten away with one by avoiding signing Lemar back in 2017.
The Frenchman has certainly regressed since moving to La Liga, it is no surprise he’s being linked with a move away from Atletico.
Though he hasn’t succeeded in Madrid, I don’t think we should completely discount him as a target, particularly if United are interested.
He is dynamic player with plenty of running in him, he suits a direct and intense style of play, such as the football Monaco were playing during their famous recent Champions League campaign.
A switch to the Premier League could benefit him, we should keep an eye out.