Eden Hazard is the option number one for Real Madrid. Los Blancos want to try to sign the Belgian playmaker again this summer after the great season he’s playing with Chelsea. However, the Blues are very happy with the new manager and no one wants to leave Antonio Conte’s project.
For this reason, Real Madrid are already working in another plan. This would be Thomas Lemar, the Monaco winger. The young French midfielder helped his team beating Manchester City and reaching the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Lemar is only 21 years old but he’s use to be in Leonardo Jardim’s line-ups. Actually, the winger has played 22 games from the beginning in the Ligue One, being one of the most important players of the squad.
According to OK Diario, Real Madrid scouters are following Lemar among other Monaco players. Actually, Kylian Mbappé, his colleague, is one of the most wanted players in Europe and PSG are about to offer around €60M for the striker.
Lemar should be cheaper. The winger arrived to Monaco two years ago for €4M from Caen and this has been his best season so far. However, in his debut with Monaco he showed already his skills, scoring 4 goals and playing 26 games in the French competition. In this second season, he has already scored 6 goals and he called everyone’s attention by his great games in the Champions League.
Real Madrid know that signing Eden Hazard is almost impossible. The Belgian midfielder said recently that he wanted to stay at Chelsea, so Los Blancos need a Plan B. Especially if James Rodríguez or Isco finally leave the club. Monaco are doing a great season, both in Europe and in France, and their young players could be great acquisitions for the future. These players are always expensive but Florentino Pérez should have cash in the summer if he sells either Isco or James.