Manchester United have opened talks with Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar’s agents about a possible switch to Old Trafford, according to reports in England.
The Frenchman is said to be unhappy with his lack of game time in Spain and does not think he fits into Diego Simeone’s style of football. Despite the player’s willingness to leave his current club, United fans on Twitter do not think a move for the 24-year-old is a good idea:
Noooooo I would rather bring back Sanchez
— GloryBoy® (@OttisSnr) March 22, 2020
Has to be Sancho imo
— Vahan ™️ (@HalaVahan) March 22, 2020
— Devils United Brasil (@Devilsunitedbr) March 22, 2020
This is the Wrong Thomas we want. Sign Thomas Partey.
— Abhishek Rijal (@AbhishekRijal) March 22, 2020
Zaha & Sancho
— Bong-rish (@Bongrish_DaGee) March 22, 2020
Pass. Not him.
— Colin Lo (@colin_zzz) March 22, 2020
— Lewis Young (@Lewis_Young07) March 22, 2020
No way! Adds nothing to the team atm. Too many left wing forwards
— Ade Tiger 🌐 (@DaflowABIOYE) March 22, 2020
please god no
— cam (@shortkingko) March 22, 2020
No he plays at LM we have enough players who play that position
— wwe28t (@SPECIAL_JUAN_) March 22, 2020
Lemar’s record since making the £63m move from Monaco to Atletico is pretty appalling. He has managed just three goals and six assists in 67 appearances for the Spanish club.
Of course, you do have to take into account the defensive mindset of Atletico, and the fact that he has been used from the bench regularly, but there’s no doubt he has struggled badly.
With the likes of Jadon Sancho on the market, a move for Lemar would be classed as a disappointing second choice by supporters.