REPORT: Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig Interested in Thomas Lemar

Thomas Lemar

Thomas Lemar is set to leave Atletico Madrid this summer as both Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig are showing interest in the French winger, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Lemar has struggled in Madrid since his €70 million transfer from Monaco in 2018. It appears that he is ready to move on to a new challenge in Germany. Munich and Leipzig seem prepared to bring the 24-year-old to the Bundesliga.

Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig Want Thomas Lemar

Lemar Heading to Bundesliga

Atletico would reportedly prefer to recoup some of their €70 million outlay on Lemar rather than loan the French forward, according to German news outlet Bild.

Phillipe Coutinho, Thiago Alcantara and Ivan Perisic have all departed Munich during the transfer window. Therefore, the German champions have targetted Lemar as a replacement.

However, Leipzig also appear to be interested.  The Champions League semi-finalists are looking to reinvest the transfer funds from the £47 million sale of Timo Werner to Chelsea.

Leipzig have already brought in Josep Martinez, Alexander Sorlorth and Hee-Chan Hwang this summer, but they still have plenty of funds left to spend on Lemar.

New Challenge

The interest from the likes of Munich and Leipzig could represent the chance for Lemar to make a fresh start.

Lemar has endured a tumultuous period at Atletico with injuries and poor form hindering his opportunities to develop under Diego Simeone.

He played 77 minutes in Atleti’s 6-1 win over Grenada last weekend. However, since his arrival in summer 2018, Lemar has only scored three goals in 73 appearances. Last season, the 24-year-old only completed nine of his 30 games in La Liga and was largely limited to appearances as a substitute.

After drawing attention as a developing talent from Monaco, it has been a disappointing spell for Lemar. Before his move to Madrid, the winger scored 22 goals and provided 33 assists in over 100 appearances for the Ligue 1 club.


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