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Monaco forward Lemar expresses delight at failed Arsenal, Liverpool bids

Lemar celebrates second goal for France as they beat Netherlands

Monaco ace striker Thomas Lemar has broken silence after failed attempts by top Europe heavyweights to lure him away from the Stade Louis II.

The 21-year-old was a subject of transfer tussle between premier league duo of Arsenal and Liverpool, with the player expressing his desire to join the latter.

However, Arsenal initially made a 90million pounds for the sensational striker which was blatantly rejected by the Ligue 1 champions who would not bulge from the 120 price tag.

Meanwhile, the Reds swooped in at the late hour but could not conclude negotiations for his purchase until the summer transfer window door was slammed against them on Thursday night.

Lemar, who was on target twice for France as they beat Netherlands 4-0 in their World Cup qualifiers game on Thursday, has now said he feels happy to stay with Monaco and help them achieve the project.

The Prinicpality club have lost a number of their first team players to the cold hand of the highly economically charged summer market following the departure of Tieomoue Bakayoko (Chelsea), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) and Bernado Silva  (ManchesterCity) with most priced asset Kylian Mbappe making a late minute switch to Paris Saint Germain on the deadline day of the summer transfer.

“I am a player of Monaco, I am very happy there,” Lemar told Canal+.

“Now I’m going to make a good season with my club, to try to progress and move forward in my career with Monaco.

“I prepared for this game as usual. I do not lose my head, even if there are rumours. I was focused on my game, that’s all that mattered to me.”

Leonardo Jardim’s side which clinched the Ligue I for the first time in 17 years, have started off their title defence on an excellent note, winning the first four opening games to secure a top spot on the table.

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