Wolves, Everton keen to sign former Atletico record signing

Atletico Madrid attacker Thomas Lemar is attracting interest from Wolves and Everton, according to reports in Spain.

The 24-year-old rose to prominence during a glittering couple of years playing for Monaco. Lemar shone during the 2016/17 campaign, as a young Monaco side won Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semi-finals.

During that season, from his 55 outings in all competitions, Lemar was involved in 32 goals, which included 18 assists.

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That summer he was the subject of heavy interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, though he eventually decided to stay at the French side for another year.

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At the end of the 2017/18 season, Lemar did leave Monaco to join Spanish giants Atletico Madrid for around €70 million.

It has not quite worked out for Lemar in Madrid, however. During his two years in Spain, the forward has scored just four goals from his 72 appearances in all competitions.

Now it looks like Madrid and Diego Simeone are happy to let Lemar leave. According to Spanish outlet AS, Wolves and Everton both want to bring him to the Premier League during this window.

Although they spent roughly £62m to sign him just two years ago, Atletico would be willing to accept a bid of around £27m for Lemar this summer.

The report adds that Potro have already expressed their interest in Lemar, but the player would prefer a move to the Premier League.

Wolves are yet to sign anyone this summer, though they have sold Matt Doherty to Tottenham Hotspur for around £15m.

Everton meanwhile are said to very close to signing James Rodriguez, Allan and Abdoulaye Doucouré. All three deals should be finalised by the end of the week.

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