Hansi Flick would like to have a winger because of the thin team. Leroy Sané’s injury shows that the situation is serious. The record champions also have a candidate in their sights.
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A few days before the end of the transfer period, FC Bayern set its sights on French international Thomas Lemar. This reports “Sport Bild”. After Injury to Leroy Sané the record champions need urgent action as Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry have only two professional players available for the attacking flank. Alphonso Davies, who can also play the position, is on the left side of the defense.
Buy or rent?
Lemar (24) is a French international, fast, good dribbling skills and has a good eye for his teammates. Lemar has been on the field less often at his current employer Atletico Madrid. In 2018, he came over from AS Monaco for 70 million euros after the World Cup. Since then, Lemar has collected just three goals and six assists – in 73 appearances.
Antoine Griezmann (left) and Thomas Lemar with the World Cup trophy in their hands. (Source: Focus Images / Image Images)
Simeone’s playing style doesn’t seem to fit the left foot. That is why Atletico is ready to give Lemar away. According to the report, Bavaria is planning a loan agreement, Madrid is more likely to consider a sale. But the record champions don’t want to spend that much money, which is why the bosses will probably push for their wishes. With a purchase option or even a purchase obligation, Atletico may change its mind.
World champion number four
It is not the first time that Bayern has been interested in Lemar. The Munich team already had the world champion in mind in 2017. However, according to “Kicker”, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic did not know the player at the time and wanted to watch it on YouTube.
By the way: Lemar would be the seventh Frenchman in Bayern (although Cuisance will still go). After Lucas Hernandez, Corentin Tolisso and Benjamin Pavard, Lemar would become the fourth world champion in the red jersey.