Khephren Thuram is a man in demand, and the midfielder is well aware that he is attracting interest from the likes of Newcastle United.
Thuram is the son of France legend Lilian Thuram, and the brother of Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram, who has been heavily linked with a move to Newcastle. A recent report claimed that the Magpies were leading the race to sign him this summer.
But his younger brother Khephran is also a target. The Daily Mail reported back in December that the Nice youngster was on Eddie Howe’s radar. They stated that the 21-year-old had received glowing reviews from the Toon scouting department.
Despite wanting to sign a midfielder in January, Newcastle did not make a move to bring Thuram to St James’ Park. Now he has spoken out about other clubs trying to whisk him away from Ligue 1 side Nice.
Khephren Thuram aware of Newcastle interest
The younger Thuram brother has spoke to the Telegraph about interest from the likes of Newcastle, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.
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“I hear, but I don’t concentrate on it,” he said.
“I am with Nice. I am very happy where I am. I am trying to get bigger with the club. I am trying to grow up with the club.
“So, yeah, obviously I hear it but it’s not the most important. The most important is to do good with the team and be happy where I am.”
Newcastle could reunite Khephren and Marcus
While Thuram is coy about his future, Newcastle are set to be in the market for a midfielder this summer. There have been plenty of names linked, with a recent report from the Telegraph claiming that the Magpies want to sign Scott McTominay from Manchester United.
But Thuram would be a more welcome arrival, and would be a much better long-term investment on Tyneside. Given the fact that Toon scouts spoke so glowingly about him, it would not be a surprise if he was on Newcastle’s radar once again this summer.
And that could lead to a strange situation where both Thuram brothers are playing for Newcastle. They have both been linked with moves to the North East, with Marcus set to become a free agent. Allan Saint-Maximin has been outspoken about his desire to see the forward join Newcastle.
Khephran would also be a great addition. He is a wonderful midfielder, and an imposing presence at 6ft 4in. He has been performing brilliantly in France, which is why he has been called up to the national team for the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers.