The top 4 race is the fiercest it’s been in a while. There seems to be five teams fighting for the two remaining top 4 places with Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester United and Leicester City hoping to finish behind Manchester City and Liverpool.
Therefore, this January window is so important because it gives these teams the chance to correct the wrongs of the season so far. Deficiencies that they couldn’t address last summer can be sorted out this window.
The saga of Thomas Lemar has been dragging on for at least 2 seasons now. The Frenchman has not enjoyed the best of times in Spain, only contributing to 9 goals in 64 appearances.
Regardless of the past two seasons, Lemar still has many admirers in England but Atletico reportedly wants in excess of £50m for him. Such a price tag is not warranted, and no team will pay that especially in January.
Here are 3 cheaper alternatives to Thomas Lemar for Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.
South American attackers are currently in high demand across the world. If you look at every major league across Europe, South Americans are at the forefront. That’s why clubs like Real Madrid are focusing their recruitment strategy on finding gems in that part of the world. Cristian Pavón is a name that’s kept popping up in recent seasons, as his potential has now translated into match-winning performances.
The Boca Juniors player is currently on loan at La Galaxy, where he has directly contributed to 9 goals in 13 MLS appearances. If Arsenal, Chelsea or Tottenham want to be ahead of the curve, they must turn their attention to Cristian Pavón instead of Thomas Lemar.