Atletico Madrid want to sell Lemar to the PL clubs before signing a striker

It’s no secret that Atletico Madrid are looking to sign a striker in the January transfer window.

Diego Simeone wants an extra No.9 in his squad to provide competition for Alvaro Morata after the injury to Diego Costa.

Edinson Cavani and Paco Alcacer are the names linked with a move to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, but a deal can’t be done unless Thomas Lemar is sold.

The Frenchman is currently recovering from injury and is a doubt to play in the Supercopa de Espana, and he is the only player who Atletico would consider selling in order to make room for a new striker.

Lemar’s agent Mendes has held talks with Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin and both parties know that a January move will be difficult due to his poor form.

The player joined Los Rojiblancos for 72 million euros in the summer of 2018 after an impressive campaign with Monaco.

However, his performances haven’t been up to scratch and Atletico want to recuperate as much money as they can from the deal.

They want to take advantage of the inflated English transfer market and Mendes will try to strike a deal with Premier League clubs.

There are various English clubs who aren’t meeting their objectives, including Arsenal, and who will need reinforcements in January.

Lemar still has three and a half years left on his Atletico deal and looks set for a second big move at the age of 24.

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