Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram has emerged as one of the brightest talents in European football last year. According to German outlet BILD, the French left-winger has attracted the interest of several big clubs, including Manchester City, Barcelona, and Juventus.
The son of former World Cup winner legend Lilian Thuram, Marcus has taken Europe by storm after he notched up 14 goals and 9 assists last season in overall 39 appearances. The 23-year-old has started this season in the same fashion and got 3 goals with 2 assists already to his name.
Like Father, Like Son
Marcus Thuram’s father Lilian played for both Juventus and Barcelona, and his warm relations with the club can be the deciding factor in the Borussia Monchengladbach winger leaving Bundesliga.
However, the Premier League has steadily been the most popular league in the world for the past decade. The prospect of playing in England has seen many top footballers join bottom-half Premier League clubs instead of top clubs in other leagues.
Manchester City have the funds and the need to employ a player of Thuram’s stature. The Citizens have offloaded Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich this summer and will be in the market to replace him.
Milan, Madrid also interested in Marcus Thuram
BILD also reports that Real Madrid, as they always tend to do with world-class talent, are monitoring Thuram’s progress. Italian giants AC Milan are another club which will be after the French winger as Mino Raiola, the player’s agent, is already plotting a move for Thuram.
The Bundesliga club have reportedly put a £48 million price tag on their asset, and with the effects of Covid-19 hitting clubs hard, Monchengladbach may well be forced to part with the winger if the price is right.
Premier League Champions Liverpool and Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid are also interested in Thuram but no official statement made yet.
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