When Thomas Lemar began his senior national team career with French club Ligue 2 in Caen in 2013, he never thought he would one day play at a FIFA World Cup, adorning the blue jersey of the French national team. Today it has become a reality and the versatile midfielder revels in it. Lemar, who made his debut for the national team in a friendly at home to Côte d’Ivoire in November 2016, has played for all the national team’s squads. Read more interesting details about this talented and exciting footballer.
Who is Thomas Lemar?
Thomas Lemar is a midfielder who can play on the wings. He currently practices his craft in his native France and for the French Ligue 1 team, AS Monaco. As a midfielder, he is also able to play in the middle (in a free role). He is a left-footer, but can also hit the ball comfortably with his right foot. Lemar excels in one-on-one dribbler duels as he is a bag of tricks, but according to the player, he prefers to pass passes and bring his teammates into play rather than show off his talents by dribbling.
The dazzling winger was born on 12 November 1995 in Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe. His father’s name is Edwige Lemar, who also acts as his agent, and his mother’s name and profession are not known. It is also not known if he has any siblings, as there is no information about them. The only thing known about his early life is that Thomas Lemar fell in love with football at a very young age and started playing the sport so well when he was eight years old. It was at this age that he joined Solidarite Scolaire, a football club in his hometown of Baie-Mahault, Guadeloupe, in 2003. It is not known how he got there or whether he was supported by his family. As he was born on 12 November, his star sign is Scorpio.
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English Premier League (EPL) Interest
With the transfer in the summer of 2017, Thomas Lemar’s name was on the radar of almost all English Premier League top teams. His impressive contribution to his club AS Monaco, who had just clinched the Ligue 1 title from French football powerhouse Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the season that had just ended (Ligue 1 season 2016/17), did not go unnoticed and so he was the toast of many EPL teams.
At the top of the list of EPL clubs desperate for his signature are Liverpool FC and Arsenal FC. And while the former finally bought Mohammed Salah from the Italian team AS Roma (for an amount less than the price Monaco is asking for Thomas Lemar), Lemar is said to have “refused” to switch to the latter. It later turned out that his father, Edwige Lemar, influenced his decision to refuse Arsenal, believing that it would be better for his son to stay in Monaco again in view of the forthcoming World Cup in Russia.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Lemar is not so much blessed with height, but we know that he makes up for everything he lacks in height by far through his talent, skills, and his ability on the field. The youngster, who will take the soccer world by storm, has a height of 5 feet 7 inches, which is about 170 cm. His height is well balanced by a weight of 58 kg (128 lbs), while his other body measurements are: chest – 36 inches, waist – 30 inches, and arms/biceps – 13 inches. His hair and eye color are black.
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Other Facts About Thomas Lemar
Thomas Lemar has played in two professional clubs since his professional career – Caen and AS Monaco (except for his club from his childhood, Solidarite Scolaire).
His current net worth is estimated at $6 million – a figure that is likely to rise after his forthcoming move to Spanish giants Athletico Madrid in the 2018 summer transfer window.
His new contract with Atletico Madrid is expected to boost his net worth, so his salary will also improve compared to the £2,800 he currently receives from Monaco.
His relationship life remains top secret, or rather a private matter for the young man, who has in no way indicated whether he has a girlfriend or is seeing someone. It is known, however, that he is not married and has not fathered any offspring with a woman.
It is suspected that the athletic winger is not gay, although he has not come out to say anything as such, and also the fact that his relationships are not known. However, we believe that Thomas Lemar will not be the first openly gay footballer.
His origins can be traced back to Africa, but he has French nationality. The region of France where he comes from (Guadeloupe) is known for exporting outstanding football talent to the world. People like Alexandre Lacazette and Thierry Henry certify the claim.