Manchester United’s pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram is ‘not advanced’, journalist Fabrizio Romano has informed GiveMeSport.
The 25-year-old is set to be one of the most in-demand stars of the January window as his current £82,000-per-week contract with the Bundesliga outfit is set to expire next summer.
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German outlet Sport Bild have revealed that United have shown an interest in prising Thuram away from Monchengladbach as they look to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
And transfer expert Romano has previously stated that the France international is ‘not going to extend’ his stay at Borussia-Park on the House of Champions YouTube channel.
“For Marcus Thuram, it’s a big opportunity, because I’m told he’s not going to extend his contract with Borussia Monchengladbach,” he said.
“I think he has a chance to leave in January or in the summer as a free agent. In [the] case of a January move, €10m (£8.5m) are needed – this is the price tag from Borussia Monchengladbach for Marcus Thuram.”
Several other sides such as Bayern Munch, Inter Milan and Arsenal have also been credited with an interest in the versatile attacker, meaning United may have to move quickly if they want to fend off the competition.
What has Romano said about Thuram?
Romano has told GMS that ‘it’s not easy’ for United to sign Thuram in the winter window and that a potential deal has not progressed just yet.
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He said: “So, this is why for Marcus Thuram we have to wait a bit. I think it’s not easy to sign him in January, but Man United could change his story.
“At the moment, it is not advanced, from what I’m told, but let’s see what they will decide to do.”
Would Thuram be a good signing?
Thuram has been in outstanding form for the German side so far this season, registering 13 goals and four assists in 17 appearances across all competitions.
As per FBref, the 6 foot 4 ace has also ranked in the 95th percentile of non-penalty expected goals and completed dribbles, 93rd for total shots, 89th for touches in the attacking penalty area, and 85th for interceptions amongst his positional peers over the last year.
With Thuram being comfortable on either the left-wing or upfront, he could be an exciting acquisition for Erik ten Hag’s ongoing revolution at Old Trafford.
Only time will tell if United firm up their interest in Thuram, but it certainly seems as though he is one option being assessed by the club’s hierarchy at this moment in time.
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