Barcelona’s reported Lemar preference boost for Tottenham, could impact reported Liverpool plans

Thomas Lemar of France reacts after scoring during the international friendly match between France and Colombia at Stade de France on March 23, 2018 in Paris, France.

Barcelona are reportedly interested in Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen and alleged Liverpool target Christian Eriksen.

Thomas Lemar of Monaco  during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between AS Monaco v Juventus at Stade Louis II on May 3, 2017 in Monaco, Monaco.

Barcelona are interested in signing Thomas Lemar in the summer transfer window and prefer the AS Monaco midfielder to Tottenham Hotspur star Christian Eriksen, according to Sport.

It has been reported that Barcelona know that they would have to pay between €50 million and €70m (£43.95m and £61.53m) for Lemar, while it is unknown how much Tottenham would want for Eriksen.

Thomas Lemar (R) of AS Monaco FC is challenged by Lars Bender of Bayer 04 Leverkusen during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between AS Monaco FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Louis II...

Positive for Tottenham Hotspur

Barcelona reportedly preferring Lemar to Eriksen is certainly great for Tottenham, as the North London outfit need to keep hold of the Denmark international attacking midfielder.

The 26-year-old former Ajax star, who earns £70,000 per week as salary according to Sky Sports, is one of the most creative footballers in Europe, and him staying at Spurs would keep the North London outfit competitive in the Premier League and in the Champions League.

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur kicks the ball during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on May 13, 2018 in London, England.

Negative for Liverpool

According to The Mirror, Liverpool are interested in signing Lemar from Monaco in the summer transfer window.

However, Barcelona’s (reported) interest makes it tough for the Reds, as the Spanish and European giants would be very attractive to Lemar.

True, Liverpool can provide Lemar with Premier League and Champions League football, but playing for Barcelona is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Then there is the prospect of playing with a certain Lionel Messi…

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