Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are likely to be alerted to the prospect of signing Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram this summer at a bargain fee. The three clubs have all held an interest in the Frenchman at some stage in recent transfer windows, and with his contract running down, he may finally be permitted to move on in the coming months.
As per The Athletic, as Thuram is approaching the final 12 months of his contract, the Bundesliga outfit will try to sell him in the next window for a fee of £10-15 million, rather than lose him on a free transfer in 2023.
The report adds that he came close to joining Inter Milan last summer and was on Tottenham’s radar. Arsenal are thought to have previously considered him and the Sochaux youth product has been admired at Chelsea, although they reportedly had reservations about working with his agents. Thuram – who is the son of French legend, Lillian – is now represented by Sport Cover, however, which looks after the likes of Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira, Michy Batshuayi and Wissam Ben Yedder.
With him now available on the cheap, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the three London clubs came back in for him – although Chelsea will have to wait until the takeover of the club is finally sorted as government restrictions are still imposed on the west London outfit. Arsenal in particular are crying out for new forwards, and Thuram, who has netted 28 goals in 101 games for Monchengladbach, is a worthwhile option on the wing, especially if the Gunners decide to cash-in on club record signing, Nicolas Pepe.
It’ll ultimately be interesting to see where he ends up, but Thuram is likely to attract plenty of interest. And as he’s still only 24, he also has time to improve that little bit more.