Transfer story –
Jose Mourinho and Manchester United are planning to complete their transfer business by chasing the French and Monaco winger, Thomas Lemar. Young and versatile, the 21-year-old can play on the right and left wing. To add to it, he can play the number 10 role according to the requirements.
Arsenal too, have been planning to lure the Frenchman to North London but it’s been dragged on by Arsene Wenger for the past 5-6 weeks and right now, it looks a touch far-fetched as Jose is ready to enter the race. Arsenal, on the other hand, are now looking at buying the Paris St. Germain winger, Julian Draxler who is a well-known prospect and a man for the future. (PSG want a fee of 32m pounds).
It will be an interesting unfold of drama and curiosity as the charismatic Jose plans to land Lemar at Old Trafford.
More on the Player –
Lemar is a young and bright player, electric at times. He is known for his versatility, able to play on both wings and through the centre. Features of his game include excellent dribbling and passing ability. He was a part of the Monaco team which lit the Champions League on fire.
His breakthrough season was the 2016-2017 edition, where he bagged 14 goals in 55 appearances. Previously, he represented Caen where he failed to make an impact, in spite of making quite a few appearances. He is an innovative passer and chips in with the goals whenever required.
What he’ll offer to the club –
In simple words, versatility. He will offer depth to the bench or the starting XI of a team which will play the Premier League, the League cup, FA Cup and the Champions League. Manchester United have wingers who are a good mixture of playing a passing game as well as the driving ones. Martial and Rashford can drill the play forward, whereas Mata and Mkhitaryan are more of playmakers.
Hence Lemar will add to the flavour that the frontmen of United bring. In addition to that, United have players who can shoot from distance, particularly, Pogba, Mkhitaryan and Matic. Lemar too, can strike a long ball and bury them into the top corners.
Overall, he is an all-round player, hardworking, creative and a player ready to shine in the future. If Jose gets his players shuffled and tactically chooses to play wingers according to the opposition defence, this man might just fit into the team nearly perfectly.