Tottenham turn to Thuram for more firepower
Tottenham Hotspur are preparing themselves for Harry Kane’s seemingly imminent departure by proactively aiming to reinforce their attack.
Despite having no manager at the moment, the North London club are reportedly keen on signing Borussia Monchengladbach’s French forward Marcus Thuram this summer, as they move to bolster their attacking options.
Valued at 31 million pounds by transfermarkt, the Frenchman provided 8 goals and 7 assists in his 29 Bundesliga appearances across 20/21, and at 23 years old, looks set to enter the prime of his career imminently.
Marcus #Thuram will leave Borussia Monchengladbach this summer. The player is in talks with #Tottenham. It is a priority of the club. Sources close to the English club explain that the discussions have advanced in recent days.
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) June 9, 2021
It remains to be seen how much Gladbach will demand for their young attacker, though the lack of European football at the German club next season could well prove a decisive factor.
Spurs can only offer the UEFA Conference League, the third tier of European football, but it remains a step up from Thuram’s current predicament.
Moreover, Borussia Monchengladbach have undergone a change of management, with the highly-rated Marco Rose having departed for Borussia Dortmund and been replaced by Adi Hutter. Whilst it remains unclear how this affects Thuram, it is possible that the Frenchman could find himself a victim of regime change.
The work of the new director of football?
It has been widely rumoured that Fabio Paratici, once of Juventus, is set to take up the role of Tottenham’s Director of Football in the coming days.
Fabio Paratici will start his new challenge as new Tottenham director of football in the next days, confirmed. Agreement reached since two days and contract set to be signed. He’s working on Spurs manager situation with Daniel Levy. ⚪️ #THFC #Spurs https://t.co/AvaM5aDUxw
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 7, 2021
Spurs remain without a manager since they sacked Jose Mourinho in April, with caretaker Ryan Mason having stepped down at the end of the season. It remains unclear who their main target will be, with an approach for Antonio Conte having fallen through last week.
Tottenham have called off plans to appoint Antonio Conte as their new head coach following a breakdown in talks.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 4, 2021
As a result, it seems that any move for Thuram is entirely down to the early work of Paratici, something that Spurs fans will be eager to see continue.
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This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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