The dad of Monaco starlet Thomas Lemar has said his son will be staying with the Ligue 1 club, scuppering reported summer swoop plans for Tottenham and Everton.
“Today, Thomas is with the Ligue 1 leaders,” Edwige told French outletOuest France.”There is no set plan for him. We are of the belief that logically the plan is playing time, which is what he has at Monaco.
“Sometimes there are financial parameters that do not fit into that, but I think that the aim is to do another year or two with Monaco. His ambition, his aim, is certainly to go a little further. In this situation, the player will have a say, but he is not always the only one to decide.”
Chelsea and Manchester City have been alerted by the 21-year-old’s displays and they both want to bring him to England this summer.
Lemar has also attracted interest from the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Real Madrid.