Marcus Thuram could leave Borussia Monchengladbach one year on, according to reports. That simply must tempt Liverpool right now.
The German Express claimed one year ago that Liverpool wanted Marcus Thuram. Not that it was an easy transfer.
They expected any deal would approach £44m – a very steep price for the player. Thuram wasn’t a superstar, after all, but a player with great potential playing in a top European league.
He helped Gladbach secure Champions League qualification, scoring ten goals and assisting eight over the season. They’re great stats for a 22-year-old and we imagine Liverpool were interested.
Nothing came of it, of course. Thuram remained in Germany and went into this campaign hoping to kick on further.
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Unfortunately, he hasn’t. But then, Gladbach have not been good – they currently sit 10th in the Bundesliga.
And with Sport1 claiming Thuram’s future ‘is in the stars’, we think Liverpool should think about reigniting their interest.
Taking a chance
The talent in Thuram is clearly there – he showed it last season at 22. All this season should have done, then, is drive his price down.
Couple that with losing Champions League income and Gladbach aren’t really in a spot to demand £44m again. Especially in a financially-difficult year.
But Thuram could still deliver what Liverpool reportedly want. The Athletic claims Jurgen Klopp is after a ‘supplemental’ forward.
He wants a player to come in and add something to the current forwards, rather than replace them. We think Thuram could be that.
The Frenchman can play both as a striker and wide-left, while he’s a more physical player than Liverpool currently have. He’s also someone who offers both goals and assists.
That meshes well with the current forwards, who are all more pragmatic forwards. Liverpool like players who can deliver in the moment, rather than in a very specific role.
Thuram can create goals, score goals, play multiple positions and bring something new. He ticks virtually every box as a ‘supplement’ to the current options.
If he’s available for a good price, we really think Liverpool should get back involved.