Wolves have reportedly opened talks with Atletico Madrid over the potential signing of winger Thomas Lemar.

According to French publication Le10 Sport, the Black Country club are looking to take advantage of the fact he is no longer wanted at the club by Diego Simeone.

Apparently there are ‘concrete negotiations’ between the two clubs, and it could once again be Jorge Mendes facilitating the deal.

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Le10 Sport state that Everton also had interest in the player but have now withdrawn.

Lemar has endured a difficult time over in Madrid following his massive £53 million move from AS Monaco (Guardian).

Last season he failed to contribute a single goal or assist for Atleti, and in total he’s only managed three goals and six assists for the Spanish giants in 72 appearances.

 

Prior to his move to La Liga though, Lemar was hot property having electrified for Monaco during their title-winning 2016/17 season.

A Wolves gamble

Lemar appears to be in desperate need of a new environment.

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It simply hasn’t worked out for him at Atletico, as many moves don’t work out for many players.

A permanent move to Molineux could be a bit of a risk by Wolves, but perhaps a loan deal would not be so bad.

He really did impress during his Monaco days and there is surely still a player in there.

But a deal needs to make sense for Wolves; off the back of a poor season, a big-money permanent move may not be the wisest idea.

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