Thomas Lemar's dad has just ruined Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald Koeman's summer hopes

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Everton manager Ronald Koeman before the match

The dad of Monaco star Thomas Lemar looks to have put a spanner in the works for Tottenham Hotspur and Everton ahead of the summer.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Everton manager Ronald Koeman before the matchTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Everton manager Ronald Koeman

Spurs, who remain in the hunt for the Premier League title, will be looking to build on their huge progress under Mauricio Pochettino this summer after some disappointing recruitment this season.

Meanwhile Everton, under ambitious new ownership, will be giving Ronald Koeman funds to go after some top talent too.

Both clubs have been previously linked with an interest in Monaco attacking midfield star Thomas Lemar and with question marks over both Ross Barkley and Christian Eriksen, it is a key position which needs strengthening.

The 20-year-old has quickly emerged as one of Monaco's leading players - and the skillful playmaker is already popular in the dressing room.

The diminutive attacker may not look like a player typically built for the rigours of the Premier League but once he has a ball at his feet he is difficult to stop.

Already a big crowd favourite with the principality side, Lemar is perhaps best known in England for somewhat ironically putting Spurs to the sword in the Champions League earlier this season.

Lemar twice scored the winning goal for Monaco in a pair of 2-1 wins over Pochettino's side to knock them out of the competition.

Of course Tottenham would have the added incentive of Champions League football to offer Lemar should he have a choice between them and the Toffees.

Monaco's Thomas Lemar celebrates scoring their second goalMonaco's Thomas Lemar celebrates

But it seems neither club has much hope of landing him according to none other than the Frenchman's dad Edwige.

Speaking in an interview with Ouest France, Lemar's father revealed his son aims to remain with the Ligue 1 title favourites for at least 'one or two more years'.

“Today, Thomas is with the Ligue 1 leaders," Edwige told Ouest France.

"There is no set plan for him. We are of the belief that logically the plan is playing time, which is what he has at Monaco.

Tottenham's Harry Winks in action with Monaco's Fabinho (R) and Thomas LemarCould Harry Winks line up alongside Lemar (left) next season? Not according to the Frenchman's dad

"Sometimes there are financial parameters that do not fit into that, but I think that the aim is to do another year or two with Monaco. His ambition, his aim, is certainly to go a little further. In this situation, the player will have a say, but he is not always the only one to decide.”

Lemar has 12 goals from 44 appearances this season and has also played twice for France.

All may not be lost, though, there may be just enough encouragement from Edwige's comments on "financial parameters" to tempt the hierarchy at the respective clubs to try and tempt Monaco with a substantial offer.

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