Manchester United could sign the World Cup star after 20 years trying to sign his father

Manchester United are eyeing a move for France international striker Marcus Thuram, reports Sport Bild.

United are allegedly considering Thuram among the club’s striker options for the upcoming January.

Bild State Borussia Mönchengladbach is already looking for alternatives. 90 min Recently both Arsenal and Tottenham linked the striker.

So what do we need to know about Thuram and would he be a good fit for Manchester United? Read on…

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Marcus Thuram: Famous Family

Yes, Marcus Thuram is the son of France legend Lilian Thuram, winner of the 1998 World Cup with France. He’s come agonizingly close to emulating his father in 2022 — but there will be other opportunities.

The Guardian reports that Manchester United tried to sign Lilian Thuram back in 2002.

Marcus Thuram club record

Marcus Thuram has been playing with Borussia Monchengladbach since 2019, when he signed from the French team Guingamp.

This season he has scored 10 goals in 15 Bundesliga matches, finishing second in the league’s top scorer behind Christian Nkunku. He also has three assists.

He has 13 goals in all competitions this season, surpassing his tally of just three goals he scored last season, in a campaign blighted by injuries. His best record is the 14 goals he scored in 2019/20.

Thuram scored 41 goals in total for Gladbach. This included the first hat-trick of his career earlier this year in an early German Cup victory.

Marcus Thuram International Record

Thuram made his international debut for France in 2020. He had previously represented France at all levels from U-17 to U-21.

The striker has played nine matches for France, including five at the World Cup. He is still looking for his first international goal.

He has provided two assists in two World Cups, one against Poland in the Round of 16 and the other in the final against Argentina, perfecting an assist for Kylian Mbappe’s goal.

Marcus Thuram’s best position

Thuram is capable of playing on the left wing or up front. He has had success with Borussia Mönchengladbach this season, scoring regularly as a striker.

He has started as a striker in every game for the club this season. Last season when he struggled with goals, as well as making most of his appearances as a substitute, he was mostly played on the left wing.

Leading the line in his team’s 4-2-3-1 formation suits Thuram and uses his speed as an asset.

Marcus Thuram Contract Status

Marcus Thuram’s contract expires in June 2023. This means that the German side may reluctantly make use of him in the January transfer window.

SportBild report Borussia Moenchengladach may be forced to sell Thuram for less than £9.6m due to the expiration of his contract.

Marcus Thuram: What do they say

Wolfsburg sporting director Marcel Schäfer told GFN Germany: “Thuram is a world-class striker. You have to say it like that. He has world-class status.”

Gladbach coach Daniel Farke added: “Marcus is in excellent form. He has all the qualities to fill this position well. He’s still getting used to this central striker role. [He is] An exceptional player of the highest international level.”

Assistant coach Olivier Neuville admitted, via Radio Sportiva: “I think it will be difficult for him to stay in Gladbach. If he continues to score many goals, he will certainly get many offers from Italy, Spain and England.

We have to be somewhat realistic. I hope he stays here for a long time in Monchengladbach. But now that he has been called up by the French for the World Cup, it will be difficult for him to extend.

Marcus Thuram: Profile

  • full name: Marcus Lillian Thuram-Olin
  • age: 25
  • Height: 1.92 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • nationality: French
  • date of Birth: August 6, 1997
  • place of birth: Parma, Italy
  • position: straight ahead
  • club: Borussia Monchengladbach

Thuram to Manchester United: Referee

Manchester United are looking for a top scorer and it is likely that the club does not have a lot of money to spend in the January transfer window.

Thuram could be a very smart signature, available cheaply, and in In-Form form, with high potential that Erik ten Hag could develop further.

His contract status makes him a viable option, and nearly two decades after signing his father, United could finally add Thuram to the squad in 2023.

Dan is a Manchester United fan and has been in online publishing for over 10 years. He writes exclusively for United In Focus, where he leads the site’s growth in news, analysis and match coverage, and is also Head of Sports Content for GRV Media.

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