Newcastle United want to sign Marcus Thuram from Borussia Monchengladbach next month, and now the German side have set their asking price.
The 25-year-old is on track to become a free agent next summer, with his contract with the Bundesliga club winding down. That is why Monchengladbach want to sell the forward in January, and he is available for a bargain fee.
According to Italian outlet gazetta.it, Daniel Farke’s side are willing to see Thuram for just €10million. That converts to £8.6million, making him a potential bargain signing for the Magpies.
Newcastle have been heavily linked with Thuram in recent weeks. The Sun first broke the news that Newcastle could make a move for the Frenchman. Those claims have since been backed up, with the Athletic stating that he is a player on Eddie Howe’s radar heading into January.
Thuram is currently at the World Cup with France, who are preparing to face England on Saturday. The forward will hope to feature, where he could face some of his potential future teammates in Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson and Nick Pope.
However, Newcastle will face serious competition to sign Thuram. Given his contract situation and recent form in Germany, he is a man in demand. He has been excellent this season, boasting 17 goal contributions in as many games.
That is why the likes of Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are also being linked. And Inter Milan are also in the mix.
They are the reason this update has come from gazetta.it. Their report states that Simone Inzaghi’s side could wait until the summer and try and get him on a free.
Asking price could make Marcus Thuram a possible bargain for Newcastle
At less than £10million, Newcastle have to be interested in Thuram. He would really strengthen Eddie Howe’s attack, with his versatility making him a great option.
Thuram can play through the middle or out wide, which could make him an exciting replacement for Ryan Fraser.
The Scotland international reportedly wants to leave St James’ Park during January, and has interest from Southampton and Brentford.
It has since been claimed that Newcastle will have a ‘one in, one out’ transfer policy in January, and that could be the situation here.
Replacing Fraser with Thuram would be a real step up, and give Newcastle something fresh in the final third. They certainly need that heading into the second half of the season given Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson’s injury record.
There is a lot of competition for his signature, but Newcastle have to enter the race for Thuram – especially if he is available for £8.6million.