first_imgLess than half the market valueSimeone has never thrown in the towel with Lemar and has continued to give him opportunities. The last, including him as a great surprise in the eleven to receive Liverpool after two months without being a starter. And against the English he was fine, serious in defense, concise with the ball and helping the best version of the Lodi course … until falling injured and having to be replaced at the break. On that February 18, his last minutes of the course arrived, although he overcame his physical problems to be at Anfield and see the victory and the classification to the quarters sending Vitolo to the stands. In the 1,035 minutes this course has been played by Lemar He has not provided any goals or assistance. Zero figures for a signing with so many expectations set upon arrival. Its market value has decreased for the specialized page Transfermarkt from the 70 million to which it rose in its incorporation to the 30 that fell in March. A collapse that makes it difficult for Atlético to recover the investment made to become one of the most promising players in Europe. JAVIER SORIANO & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Lemar controls the ball during the match against Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano.JAVIER SORIANO (AFP) Thomas Lemar has failed to take the step forward that was expected for the 2019-20 season. If your discreet first season at Atlético understood adaptation, so far this year, played until the braking of all competition caused by the coronavirus health crisis, it has not been for the better. What’s more, its performance has involved. So much so that in This April will be a year without goals or assists of the 24-year-old footballer. Since his arrival at the club in the summer of 2018 there is the feeling that Lemar’s confidence has been declining game after game and his red and white stage has fallen without brake. The Frenchman came to the team as the most expensive signing in his history (70 million, a figure that João Félix surpassed this summer with his € 127.2 M) after proclaiming himself World Cup champion and left a fantastic official debut with a great performance in the European Super Cup against Real Madrid. Hence, asking for the ball on each play, haggling, showing himself, breaking lines with his passes and hoping for the fans as the player who could reprise the role of Arda Turan as a pause, quality and tempo of the team from the band, it has become a shy and inconsequential footballer. Lemar closed the 2018-19 season with 43 games played, 31 of them starting, 2,613 minutes played (the seventh signing of the Cholo era that plays the most in his first year), three goals scored and six assists. His last goal was achieved on April 20 to give Atlético a victory in Ipurua against Eibar and his last goal pass on April 24, four days later, with a measured center for Griezmann’s header against Valencia. Two good consecutive games, with special brilliance against the Che team, which reactivated the illusions of seeing a good version of the Frenchman, since it left flashes of brutal quality. A quality that captured with a magnificent assistance to João Félix in preseason that served to defeat Juventus and that he gave hope to see the best Lemar in his second exercise, already without his supporter Griezmann in the squad. However, after starting the course as a starter in the midfield, forming an attack front with João Félix and Diego Costa and going on to participate in several games from the midfielder, he became less relevant until he was relegated to the bench with the explosion of Correa, who, leaving the bench, took advantage of every minute he stole from the Frenchman. center_img At 24, he still has a great future ahead, but his lineup is shining less and less. Atlético faces a summer without great movements in its squad, with the additions close to the income obtained from sales. And Lemar can be one of those players who provides an economic injection to reinforce the team. He has a name in the Premier League, with teams like Arsenal or Manchester United interested, But the figures that are handled are far from those 70 million paid.If everything runs smoothly, and the competition can be resumed to finish LaLiga and play the Champions League,Lemar will have a few months to claim and earn the option to follow or raise the interest of teams of the highest draft. With the postponement of the European Championship to 2021, the Frenchman has to increase his performance to keep going into Deschamps’ plans. At the moment Lemar is signing a season that in terms of sensations and statistics is far from expected.last_img read more