Borussia Monchengladbach striker and Liverpool target Marcus Thuram has sent Ibrahima Konate a message, following France’s heart-breaking defeat in the World Cup final yesterday.
After an all-time classic saw Argentina level with Les Bleus after extra-time, Lionel Messi’s side went on to triumph with a penalty shoot-out.
Although he didn’t start the match, the Reds youngster came on as a substitute in added time as an additional striker, in a bid to equalise with the score being 3-2 at the time.
Taking to Instagram after the defeat, Konate shared his disappointment. He posted a picture of the trophy, captioned: “All great successes were preceded by several great failures”.
In the comments, numerous players responded with compassion. Thuram joined in with this, sending the 23-year-old two love heart emojis, having come on and played a huge part in the final.
According to The Express, Jurgen Klopp’s side are on red alert, with the Gladbach attacker available for a cut-price fee in January.
Thuram responds to Konate
Prior to the World Cup, Thuram was already receiving strong transfer interest from around Europe.
The likes of Bayern Munich, Inter Milan and Newcastle United were touted as sides keen of landing the Frenchman.
However, following the tournament out in Qatar, the player’s stock is sure to have risen.
Although he failed to start a game under Didier Deschamps, the forward came on as a substitute on five occasions.
Recently lauded by Wolfsburg sporting director Marcel Schafer as a ‘world-class striker’, hopefully Konate has put in a good word to Thuram about Liverpool.
Available for a fraction of his true value in January, Jurgen Klopp’s recruitment team should do all they can to land him at Anfield this winter.