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Newcastle United lining up £10m January move for French forward after World Cup debut

The Magpies are reportedly considering adding more firepower to their ranks


Eddie Howe's side are getting cut adrift at the bottom of the league

Newcastle United and Eddie Howe are looking to make a move for France forward Marcus Thuram this January, with the Borussia Monchengladbach star reportedly set to be available for as little as £10m when the transfer window opens.

The 24-year-old forward has managed 10 goals and 3 assists in 15 outings in his best season to date at domestic level, but is out of contract in eight months time and has shown few signs of wanting to renew his deal in Germany.

This could see him available at a cut price in January, with Monchengladbach potentially willing to let him leave for a small fee rather than losing him for free at the end of the season.

And, as per BBC Newcastle, Eddie Howe’s high-flying Newcastle United could look to snap him up for just £10m when the January transfer window opens, with Thuram having made his World Cup bow in Les Blues World Cup opener, coming on for the dying moments of a resounding 4-1 win over Australia.

Currently 3rd in the English top flight, Newcastle can call upon Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak as current forward options, though adding Thuram at a low-price would help them reduce the reliance on the injury-prone pair of Wilson and Alan Saint-Maximin, both of whom have missed vast chunks of the two campaigns since Howe took over.

He would also help sustain a charge for Europe, with Miguel Almiron unlikely to continue his goalscoring heroics across the entire season, and could be a savvy signing to continue turning Newcastle from relegation fodder to European contenders.

Should they opt to wait until the summer, they will have to fight off reported interest from Arsenal as well as several other top clubs around Europe.

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