Borussia Monchengladbach are now willing to part with striker Marcus Thuram in January, amid transfer interest from Newcastle United.
That’s according to journalist Nicolo Schira, who claims the Bundesliga club have now set out a price-tag they would sell for, in order to not lose him as a free agent in the summer.
Taking to Twitter, the reporter claimed:
“Gladbach prefer to sell Marcus Thuram for at least €10M [£8.7M] in January, as made with Zakaria last year, because they don’t want to lose him as a free agent,” Schira said.
“Inter working to try to sign him, even if Bayern Munich have already offered a 5-year contract since July.”
According to The Sun, The Magpies are interested in the 25-year-old, who is also linked with the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.
Newcastle interested in Thuram
When looking at the forward’s stats this season, it is easy to see why Newcastle would be interested in landing him at St James’ Park in January.
In 15 Bundesliga appearances this term, the France international has bagged ten goals and three assists.
When compared with strikers over the past year, Thuram ranks in the top 14 percent for non-penalty goals, and in the top eight percent for dribbles completed.
As a result, he has earned statistical comparisons to Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.
After recovering from a serious injury last year, the attacker has been praised for his incredible return to form.
Wolfsburg sporting director Marcel Schäfer recently said Thuram is a ‘world class striker’, whilst Gladbach manager Daniel Farke claimed he’s ‘an exceptional player of the highest international class’.
Although the Magpies welcomed Alexander Isak to Darsley Park this summer, Eddie Howe has still been on the lookout for a right-sided forward to add to his squad.
Having played the position in previous seasons, the 25-year-old could be the quality in depth that Newcastle need going forward.
Available for less than £9m, his arrival in January would be a shrewd bit of business for the club.