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Manchester United Receive Boost In Pursuit Of 25 Y/O Striker: Good Choice For The Red Devils?

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Pratik Das
The youngest member of The 4th Official and an ardent Premier League fan who is basically obsessed with scouting young talents and is consumed by the idea of finding the perfect number 10.

In a recent tweet, Bundesliga expert Ronan Murphy claimed that Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram is open to a move to Manchester United.

‘The main reports are coming from Spanish publications at the moment, but there’s talk in Germany that an approach has been made. Thuram would be open to the move, and Gladbach willing to sell this month for somewhere between €10m and €12m.’ – the tweet read.

The Frenchman’s contract with Monchengladbach is set to expire in the summer of 2023, so he could be available for a fee of just £6 million in January.

Marcus Thuram
Marcus Thuram

Good Choice For The Red Devils?

Having come through the ranks at FC Sochaux, Marcus Thuram signed for Borussia Monchengladbach from Guingamp in the summer of 2019 for a fee in the region of €9 million. Over the course of the past four years, he has made 119 appearances for die Fohlen, scoring 41 goals and assisting 26 more across all competitions. Currently standing second in the race for Bundesliga’s golden boot, he has scored 13 goals in 17 club outings this season.

The 25-year-old has managed to put up some impressive numbers on the board this term – averaging 3.7 shots, 0.9 key passes and 1.5 dribbles per ninety minutes in the German top-flight. While he is primarily a centre-forward, he can slot into either flank in the hour of need.

United were expected to move in for Cody Gakpo in January after Cristiano Ronaldo’s unplanned departure; however, Liverpool’s quick and stealthy business caught them off-guard. The Red Devils are in dire need of reinforcements in the striker’s department – and Marcus Thuram fits the bill perfectly. Aged 25, Thuram is in the form of his life and managed to impress in a reduced role at the World Cup. Hence, the board should go all out for his signature in the upcoming transfer window.

(Stats from WhoScored)

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