Marcus Thuram is willing to remain at Borussia Monchengladbach until his contract expires in the summer – unless one of his favoured clubs makes a move this window.
The attacker has been linked to Inter Milan, Aston Villa Newcastle and Manchester United over a possible move in the January transfer window – but, according to Bild, there is an understanding now that he will remain in the Bundesliga until 2023 – that is unless one of his preferred clubs come in.
The Frenchman is gunning to finish the season as top-scorer in the German league while Gladbach believe Thuram could help them qualify for the Europa League.
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But the plan could be foiled if one of his four ‘dream’ clubs – Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Man Utd or Paris Saint-Germain – come in for him this January. Furthermore, despite interest Thuram has no desire to join clubs such as Newcastle and Aston Villa.
The striker has had a great season so far, scoring 10 goals in the first half of the campaign. It makes him, as it stands, second in the goal-scoring chart, joint with Niclas Fullkrug – and just two behind Christopher Nkunku, who’s in first place.
It is a stark contrast from last season when Thuram scored just three goals in 21 games.
FootballTransfers was informed by sources last year that the player would likely move to Inter – but various reports suggested that Man Utd and Newcastle had their eye on him as well.
Eddie Howe is still after a player who can play a variety of roles in attack – while Erik ten Hag hopes to find a cheap replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who left as a free agent and joined Saudi Professional League club Al-Nassr late last year.