Thomas Lemar Was Interested In Joining Arsenal Or Liverpool, Says Monaco Vice President Vadim Vasilyev

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Thomas Lemar was interested in joining

Arsenal and Liverpool, according to

Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev.

Both Premier League clubs made bids

for Lemar during the summer but

Monaco kept the player.

“It was not easy. Thomas wanted to go

to Arsenal and to Liverpool, but we had

discussions and we took a communal

decision so that he could stay here,”

Vasilyev told TASS.

“He is a very important player for us. We

could not have sold him, it would have

affected the entire team and the


The 21-year-old has three years left on

his current Monaco contract and enjoyed

a stellar season in 2016/17.

He scored 14 goals in 55 games, while

also providing a number of assists as

Monaco won the Ligue 1 title for the first

time in 17 years. He has also started the

new season well, scoring a screamer as

France beat the Netherlands on


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