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Marcus Thuram available for £26m; Liverpool should move

Marcus Thuram is said to be available for a bargain fee and we think that Liverpool should make a move.

However, they will have to move quick as Inter Milan are said to be interested in signing him to replace Romelu Lukaku.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Thuram is not the Serie A champions’ first option. That is Duvan Zapata, per Fabrizio Romano.

However, Inter are in contact with Borussia Monchengladbach as Atalanta do not want to sell the Colombian.

The German side have quoted them €30m (about £26m) for Thuram.

Simone Inzaghi’s side are certainly interested in the Frenchman, so any other sides that may want him will have to move quickly.

We believe that Liverpool should certainly be one of these teams.

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Thuram for £26m should be a no-brainer for Liverpool

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Considering that German outlet Express reported that Liverpool were interested in signing Thuram for £44m nine months ago, the fact that he is available for almost half that now should have tongues wagging on Merseyside.

We all know that the Reds need a new attacker. They are believed to still be after one if they can offload the likes of Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi in the next few weeks.

In our opinion, Thuram would be perfect.

Anyone that saw him rip Dayot Upamecano apart in ‘Gladbach’s opening day Bundesliga win over Bayern Munich will likely agree.

Eight goals and three assists in 20 starts last season was not exactly elite. Yet his underlying number throughout his career so far suggest that this can be improved on.

He only recently turned 24-years-old, which is the prime age for Liverpool to buy at.

Standing at 6’3″ and lightning-fast, Thuram is near-impossible to defend at times. He can play anywhere across the front line.

In fact, he is almost a better version of Origi in terms of his playing style.

Crucially, though, he has the potential to be a top player in the next few years.

For £26m, it is almost a no-risk move. If it is unsuccessful, then they will be able to sell him for a similar fee next summer.

We could see him providing the much-needed depth this season before becoming a key player in the next few years.

Michael Edwards is always waiting to strike when a good opportunity arises, and this is a perfect example of that.

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