Newcastle United are looking at a potential deal to add Borussia Monchengladbach and France striker Marcus Thuram to Eddie Howe’s squad at St. James’ Park in January, football journalist Steve Bates has told GiveMeSport.
The 25-year-old is out of contract with the Bundesliga side this summer and is available for transfer after having helped France reach the World Cup final this winter.
Magpies winger Allan Saint-Maximin has been speaking about the prospect of the club signing the forward, telling The Shields Gazette: “He is a great player and I hope we have a chance to take him here.”
The 25-year-old will enter the final six months of his £82k-per-week contract at Monchengladbach in January, meaning that the striker will be able to leave the club for nothing in the summer if the Bundesliga side choose not to cash in on his services.
And Bates believes that Newcastle are just one of the sides interested in making a move for Thuram next month, with Inter Milan and Juventus also possible destinations for the Frenchman.
Bates told GiveMeSport: “Marcus Thuram from Borussia Monchengladbach has had a good World Cup. He’s attracting a lot of interest from the Premier League. Newcastle are looking at him as well as Inter and Juve.”