Rather than losing their top scorer for free at the end of the season, Borussia Mnchengladbach made the decision to sell Marcus Thuram, out of contract in June, from January. With a particularly affordable price. A boon for Olympique de Marseille?
Marcus Thuram makes a great start to the season in Germany.
With a view to qualitatively strengthening his attack and bringing a little experience to his team, the president of Olympique de Marseille Pablo Longoria targeted the good deal and decided to try his luck with the top scorer of Borussia Mnchengladbach, Marcus Thuram!
With a well-defined strategy: to recruit the French international from January against a low transfer fee since the former Guigampais will be at the end of his contract next June.
M’Gladbach claims 10 M€ for Thuram!
And that’s good, the planenvisagpar Longoria visibly meets the expectations of the German club. As the Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport explains on Tuesday, the Foals have actually taken the decision to sell their 25-year-old striker – if the latter definitively refuses to extend – from the winter transfer window rather than see him slip away for free at the end of June. .
Aware of the unfavorable contractual situation of his center forward, author of 10 goals in 15 Bundesliga games this season, M’Gladbach would have set an affordable starting price of 10 million euros for the Habs. Excellent news in perspective for OM, which could thus strengthen itself intelligently without breaking the bank.
A still difficult case for OM
But nothing is played in this file. Dj because the Marseillais have to deal with competition from Inter Milan and Bayern Munich. Clubs better armed financially and able to offer more attractive sports projects. Especially since if the two clubs have hitherto favored attracting Thuram at the end of the season, the amount requested could push them to review their attack plan.
There is also the risk of seeing the price of Thuram soar in the event of good performances from the native of Parma during the World Cup in Qatar. Retained in the list of Didier Deschamps, the son of Lilian Thuram seems to have a real shot at playing after the injury of Karim Benzema. And no doubt, M’Gladbach will not hesitate to revise its requirements higher if its star player shines in front of the whole world! Case to follow…
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