Atletico Madrid set to beat EPL clubs to Lemar signing

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 13/06/2018

Atletico Madrid is set to beat Premier League clubs to Lemar signing after the Europa League Champions reached a preliminary agreement" over the transfer of Thomas Lemar, the Spanish club has announced.

The Monaco midfielder was strongly linked with Arsenal and Liverpool last season but the versatile French midfielder is now set for a move to Spain to join the La Liga outfit.

"Atletico de Madrid and AS Monaco has achieved a preliminary agreement over the transfer of Thomas Lemar to our club," read a statement released by Atletico on Tuesday night.

"Over the next days, both clubs will work to close the agreement for the definitive transfer."

Lemar is currently with the French squad for the World Cup, the deal is expected to be concluded before the start of the tournament on Thursday.

France will play their opening game on Saturday against Australia, If Lemar joins Atletico his compatriot Antoine Griemann may leave for Barcelona before the start of next season.