Thomas Lemar was unveiled as a Atletico Madrid player on Monday night, completing his move to the Wanda Metropolitano.
Lemar was subject to a lot of transfer interest from Arsenal and Liverpool, but the now-former AS Monaco winger chose the Wanda Metropolitano as his next destination.
A preliminary agreement to sign the 22 year old has been reached, although no deal has been formalised and the medical is yet to be passed.
Lemar, born in Guadeloupe started his senior footballing career with Caen, and he made his Ligue 2 debut in August 2013, as he came on as a substitute in a 3-1 victory over Dijon.
In 2015, Lemar signed for Monaco for a fee around £4m, and in Monaco’s “star” season, as they won the Ligue 1 title with the likes of Bernardo Silva and Kylian MBappe, Lemar himself made 34 appearances, scored nine goals and made 11 assists.
Last season, Lemar made 30 Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco, he found the net twice and created ten goals – prompting the vast links away from the Stade Louis II stadium.
Lemar is currently in Russia with the French squad, alongside his future team-mates Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Hernandez, who both reached agreements to sign new terms, extending their current deals and increasing their current wage packets.