Newcastle United might be in luck in their bid to sign Marcus Thuram in January.
The Borussia Monchengladbach striker is set to be a man in demand, with his contract in Germany expiring in the summer of 2023.
That has led to speculation that he could leave on the cheap in January, and he is apparently a target for Eddie Howe’s side.
Rumours first started at the weekend, with the Sun claiming that Newcastle are one of four Premier League clubs keen on signing Thuram. The other clubs in the mix are Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
Now 90min have backed up those claims about Newcastle, and provided some more details on the possibility of the 25-year-old joining a new club in the New Year.
Thuram to be sold in January
According to 90min, Monchengladbach expect to sell Thuram during the January transfer window. They are ready to let him leave very soon, rather than see him depart the club for nothing in the summer.
The report adds that Newcastle have been alerted to the forward’s situation, as they eye reinforcements to boost their European aspirations.
Howe’s side are currently third in the Premier League, and are contenders to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Some January signings would boost Newcastle’s hopes, and Thuram could prove to be a shrewd addition.
He is currently at the World Cup with France, having earned a place in Didier Deschamps’ squad thanks to his sublime form in Germany. Thuram has been sensational this season, scoring 13 goals and providing four assists in all competitions.
Two of his goals recently came against Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga. And his performance inspired Wolfsburg director Marcel Schäfer to describe Thuram as ‘world class‘. High praise indeed.
His numbers have been exceptional, and his versatility could appeal to Howe. Thuram can play anywhere across the forward line, which would give Newcastle more options in the final third.
Thuram is in exceptional form, and could be available for a bargain fee. 90min add that he cost Monchengladbach £10million in 2019, and they want to recoup their money on him.
For £10million, Thuram could prove to be a smart bit of business if Newcastle can pull this deal off.