Reported Liverpool transfer target Khephren Thuram is likely to be available for a good price this summer.
The OGC Nice man has emerged as a potential option for Liverpool as they look to add some youth to their midfield. Reports in January claimed that the Reds could add Thuram to their squad in the winter window. In the end that didn’t happen, but as per Football Transfers, Liverpool are continuing to monitor the 21-year-old.
With Thuram firmly on Jurgen Klopp’s radar, it’s claimed that sources in France ‘anticipate’ that Thuram will move on at the end of the season. Those same sources then report that Nice are not expecting a ‘massive’ transfer fee.
Other midfield targets are also mentioned in the report from Football Transfers. Along with Thuram, Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Kone is said to be still an option for Liverpool.
There’s an update on Jude Bellingham, too, with the Reds said to be conducting meetings to bring both he and younger brother Jobe to Anfield.
Finally, Liverpool have also reportedly been in ‘direct talks’ with Chelsea’s Mason Mount. The 24-year-old is said to be a ‘huge target’ for Klopp this summer.
Thuram a serious option for Liverpool
Standing at a pretty gigantic 6ft 4inches, Thuram would add some much needed physicality to the Liverpool midfield. But far from being a midfield enforcer, the Frenchman is more of an attacking player and is technically gifted to boot.
Nevertheless, he clearly has the legs that are currently missing the middle of the pitch for Klopp.
Still very young and with exceptional footballing genes, there’s no reason Liverpool shouldn’t take a punt of Thuram. With huge funds being set aside for the Bellingham pursuit, a couple of cheaper options should be looked at.
There’s no indication here just what Nice would be looking for to let their player go. Last month a fee of around £25m was suggested, though.
For that kind of figure, Liverpool should be very, very interested. It’s highly unlikely that they’ll be able to find another player as good as Thuram for less than that.
Price isn’t the main reason to go for him, but in Liverpool’s predicament, it sure is an attractive one all the same.
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