LB presents the Full Story of a Football Star best known by the Nickname; ‘Mr Versatile‘. Our Thomas Lemar Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts bring to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time till date.
The analysis of the French professional footballer involves his life story before fame, family life and many OFF and ON-Pitch little known facts about him.
Now without, Thomas Lemar is one of the hottest properties in the 2017 summer’s transfer window. Now, let us begin.
Thomas Lemar Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:
Thomas Lemar was born on the 12th November of 1995 in the Caribbean island of Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe, which is a territory of France. Guadeloupe is an Island notable for bringing black football talents into France.
Who is Thomas Lemar’s Wife:
At at time of writing, Thomas Lemar has revealed his relationship status to be Single. This means there is no confirmed relationship or Ex-girlfriends or ex-wives. He doesn’t have any kids too.
Style of Play:
Lemar is a versatile midfielder able to play on both wings as well as through the centre and in a free role. He is predominantly left-footed, but is also competent with his right foot.
He is noted for his excellent dribbling skills, strong passing ability and free kicks. He has said he prefers to link up with teammates, rather than taking on defenders:
“I am trying to avoid duels and concentrate on passing and movement as much as possible.”He will often attempt to score from long range and scored 14 goals in 55 appearances in the 2016-17 season and had 17 assists.
He plays with his head up and his left foot is capable of magic – he never looks to complicate things and although he can beat players by dribbling, he has a superb range of passes which he uses to the opposition’s detriment.
Thomas Lemar Biography Facts – Career in Summary:
A product of the Caen youth system, Lemar made his senior debut in the opening game of the 2013/14 season in August 2013.
He went on to make 31 appearances in total for SMC, before he attracted interest from across Europe – he was subject of Chelsea transfer rumours and was linked to Liverpool, Lyon and Bordeaux too, but he opted for a move to Monaco for £3.4 million in 2015.
He has represented France at every level from U17 to U21 and made his international senior debut in 2016 against Ivory Coast.
Since moving from Caen, the 21-year-old has played in a variety of midfield positions.
Ligue 1 Trophy:
Perhaps, Kylian Mbappé, Tiemoué Bakayoko and Bernardo Silva may have got a large amount of praise from onlookers. But Lemar’s role in Monaco winning Ligue 1 and reaching the Champions League semi-finals can’t be underestimated.
He led his club to win the French league last season (2017/2017) and reached the Champions League semi-finals, knocking out the likes of Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund on the way.
1 Weakness, Many Strength:
Even though he plays on the wing, he’s not blessed with pace as his teammates Benjamin Mendy and Mbappé, but he doesn’t need it. Lemar prefers to link up and play one-two passes and use movement and the threat of his delivery to open up space.
No Monaco man played more key passes per game in the 2016/2017 season (2.2) than Lemar, and he also made more crosses (1.4) than any of his teammates.
And out of those who played regularly in Ligue 1, only striking options Radamel Falcao (2.8), Valere Germain (1.8) and Mbappe (1.8) had more shots on goal per game than Lemar’s 1.7.
Remember, it was the 21-year-old who helped knock Tottenham out of the Champions League with this strike.
Thomas Lemar Biography – His Father, a Stumbling Block to Arsenal Move:
According to GFFN, Lemar’s father wants him to stay at Monaco and even sign a contract extension so that the 21-year-old has the best possible chance to get picked for France’s national squad for the World Cup in 2018.
The rumour has circulated throughout the 2017 summer transfer window. It suggested that Edwige wanted his son to ‘reject’ Arsenal.
As at the time of writing, Arsenal has allegedly returned to Monaco with a £40m bid for the winger after other offers of £31m and then apparently £35m were knocked back. However, they’re said to be willing to go up to £50m.
The question is; Would Arsene Wenger really cough up £50m – more than Mesut Ozil – for a player that he planned to keep on the bench for most of the season?
Thomas Lemar Bio – Why Liverpool Choose Salah instead of Lemar:
Yes, they really like Salah, but they’ve noticed he does most of his good work on the counter-attack only when he has space, because of his pace. He doesn’t have a reliable touch like Lemar. They think Lemar would be more useful in breaking down buses.
The primary reason they didn’t go for him is that he was extremely expensive. They felt Monaco would never sell him on the cheap.
They had to console themselves by concluding Lemar is probably better on the ball than he is off it. They believe they have enough of Lallana, Coutinho, Gini and Firmino who are also great on the ball.
What they needed was another player who could make runs off the ball and behind defences. Salah was that guy. Lemar, to them, is a better AM than he is an LW.
Thomas Lemar Role Model:
Lemar’s role model has always been Andres Iniesta, and it shows. While his dribbling skills are superb, he is not obsessed with taking on defenders, but rather puts emphasis on team play.