The Magpies could be in for a busy transfer this winter.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Newcastle United are eyeing move for Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram.
The 25-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
Borussia Monchengladbach spent 9 million euros to sign the France international from Guingamp in the summer of 2019. He has a valid contract until June 2023.
The forward has played 119 times for Borussia Monchengladbach over the course of his career, scoring 41 goals and providing 26 assists.
The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best forwards in France. Thuram has earned 4 senior caps for the France national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
Marcus Thuram is out of contract at the end of this season and he is free to enter into talks with Newcastle when the transfer window opens in January.
Adding a forward remains Newcastle’s top priority this winter and Eddie Howe will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.
The France international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of forward Howe wants to target in the winter transfer window.
The Magpies are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
There is no doubt that Marcus Thuram will take Newcastle United’s attack to a different level.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are eyeing a January move for Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram. The Sun says Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs are also keen on the son of France legend Lilian. Thuram, 25, has 13 goals in 17 games this term and is in Les Bleus’ World Cup squad. His contract is due to expire in the summer and it means he is free to talk to clubs outside Germany from January. Newcastle’s Saudi owners are happy to back Eddie Howe’s surprise crack at the Premier League’s top four and have the cash to launch a big bid.”
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Newcastle United will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Marcus Thuram to join the club.
Borussia Monchengladbach will not be able to demand a significant fee for Thuram since his current deal is set to expire in 2023.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
If Marcus Thuram is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Newcastle.
All in all, Thuram will be an ideal choice for Eddie Howe as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.
How strong that interest is and whether United will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.