Liverpool table record bid for international attacker with phenomenal record - Sky Sports
By Danny Wright
Liverpool have lodged a stunning £55.5million bid to sign Monaco attacker Thomas Lemar, according to a report.
Sky Sports News claims on it’s official Twitter account that the Reds have tabled an offer which would surpass their current transfer record spent on Mohamed Salah earlier summer when he arrived for £37million from Roma.
Sky sources: Liverpool make bid of £55.5m to Monaco for midfielder Thomas Lemar pic.twitter.com/9tYuSLMmOs
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 28, 2017
The Telegraph had earlier reported that the Reds had made an enquiry about the France international attacker with a swoop of £55million in mind.
Now it now seems that a formal bid has been made and it is slightly higher than the previous valuation.
Lemar was in dazzling form for Monaco last season as they won the Ligue 1 title.
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His phenomenal record in front of goal last term is perhaps what has attracted Liverpool’s attention as he netted 14 goals and supplied 17 assists in 55 appearances across all competitions.
The attack-minded winger, who usually plays on the left, is also understood to have attracted the attention of Arsenal and Tottenham this summer, but now it seems that Liverpool are the club that have looked to make an emphatic move to bolster what is already an impressive attack force at Anfield.
Football Insider Verdict
As good as Lemar is, Liverpool really do not need him. Jurgen Klopp already has an unbalanced squad which has a lot more quality in attack than it does in midfield and defence. If Philippe Coutinho leaves then it makes sense, but with Barcelona getting Ousmane Dembele, the Brazilian might end up staying at Anfield despite handing in a transfer request. Klopp should be spending most time and attention sorting out his defence. It’s laughable that he hasn’t signed a centre-back this summer and his only real addition there is attacking left-back Andrew Robertson. The Reds did well to hammer Arsenal on Sunday, but as the season goes on, they will once again get found out.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds are looking to sell this young colossus as a trio of English clubs circle.