A January Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers ‘target’ could be bound for Manchester United.
The representatives of a player linked with clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers in January met with Manchester United this month, according to ESPN.
The website claims that United are ‘planning and hoping for summer of world-class signings’ and that one name – that of Thomas Lemar – stands out.
But the French attacking midfielder or winger, for whom Atletico are rumoured to have paid £63 million two years ago (Transfermarkt), ultimately stayed put.
Lemar has appeared on just three occasions since then, though, and it is far from unlikely that he will move when the transfer window reopens.
But will the alleged contact from Manchester United spark Tottenham or Wolves into life?
Lemar would not have been against joining Tottenham in January, although for financial reasons the London club would have preferred the idea of a loan with an option to buy, according to Le10 Sport.
Spurs’ pursestrings may be looser in the summer transfer window, however, their subsequent capture of Steven Bergwijn means the interest may have cooled.
And the same could apply to Wolves, who recruited another player, Daniel Podence, in Lemar’s position at the start of the year – clearing the way, potentially, for Manchester United to pounce.