Arsenal have been given a great opportunity to sign Marcus Thuram this summer amid claims. Borussia Monchengladbach are ‘eager to cash in’ on him. Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham have all been touted as potential suitors in recent seasons. But it is now the Gunners fronting the transfer race.
The France international’s deal expires next summer and he won’t renew. This means the German club must sell in the upcoming transfer window to avoid a free move elsewhere. Thuram looks set to follow in the footsteps of Denis Zakaria. He ran down his contract before leaving for Juventus in a cut-price deal during January.
Gladbach will accept offers worth around £15million for Thuram. That means Arsenal could capture an exciting forward for less than his actual transfer value. Arteta generally uses either Gabriel Martinelli or Emile Smith Rowe on the left wing. Given they are 20 and 21 respectively, he seems sorted for the foreseeable future in that position.
However, capturing Thuram could allow Smith Rowe to operate in central attacking midfield more often. The four-time international, son of France legend Lilian Thuram, can also operate as a centre-forward or on the right flank if required.
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Chelsea are among the clubs who have been monitoring Thuram’s situation for quite a while, which means that this latest update would be a boost for their interest.
“Thuram would be a perfect fit for us, and with his new agents, we would not run into the issue that we ran into last summer” Chelsea boss said, However, the Gunners and Spurs would not give us a free run in any case, which makes up for an interesting couple of months up ahead.
But as reports suggest that Thuram is edging more towards the gunners, it will be interesting to see who will be able to get the sign of the Frenchmen this summer.
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