Newcastle United’s interest in Marcus Thuram is well known at this point, and him being good friends with Allan Saint-Maximin has always been seen as a good selling point for the club. However a new claim suggests there could be a twist in the tale.
It’s a point that has been made every time Marcus Thuram‘s name has been mentioned – Allan Saint-Maximin is a close friend and really wants to link up with him at Newcastle.
A report by 90mins has suggested that Newcastle have held talks with representatives of Borussia Monchengladbach about a deal for Thuram as they look to fend off interest from Inter Milan.
Thuram will have his pick of destinations this summer
Marcus Thuram will be one of the most sought-after free agents in the summer and Newcastle are trying to get in early to avoid disappointment. The ‘phenomenal‘ 25-year-old forward has 12 goals and three assists in the Bundesliga this term from 24 appearances.
Playing mostly through the middle of the attack for Gladbach this season, Thuram is just as comfortable out on the left which is very similar to his good friend, Allan Saint-Maximin. And therein lies the problem.
It’s thought that should Newcastle sign Thuram then Maxi becomes surplus to requirements and will be sold, which of course means Saint-Maximin’s dream of linking up with his mate goes up in smoke.
Saint-Maximin could be the first high-profile casualty of the Howe era
ASM has struggled for form since Eddie Howe arrived and changed things up. Saint-Maximin was a breath of fresh air in the Steve Bruce days, his performances were often the bright spots in the dark days, but it just seems like he can’t find a way to adapt to Howe’s style of play.
It’s therefore widely believed that this could be his last season at St James’ Park as he could become the first high-profile casualty of the new project.
With so many clubs circling for Marcus Thuram, it is going to be interesting to see where he does end up if it’s not at Newcastle. Inter are believed to be leading the race as things stand with him potentially following in his father, Lilian’s footsteps into Italian football. The legendary defender made 307 appearances in Serie A for Parma and Juventus.