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Striker With Legendary Ties Linked To Newcastle

There are reports that Newcastle are interested in Guingamp forward Marcus Thuram. Marcus is the son of French International defender Lillian Thuram, who was an instrumental part of France’s 1998 World Cup winning squad.

According to the German outlet BILD, both Newcastle and Everton are interested in the 21-year old marksman. Due to relegation to Ligue 2 and Thuram’s contract set to run out next summer, Guingamp have set the asking price for Thuram at only €7M.

This is a player who was heavily linked with Arsenal and Dortmund this past March.

Marcus Thuram– Newcastle in pursuit of Guingamp prodigy

Guingamp had a nightmare campaign last season after finishing comfortably mid-table the season before. They finished 20th on 27 points and are now in the position Newcastle were in three years ago with their top players wanting to leave.

Marcus Thuram was in excellent form for them scoring 13 goals in 38 appearances. He was primarily played as a left-winger but did make 9 appearances as a striker.

He rose through the FC Sochaux academy before joining Guingamp two summers ago for €600K. Internationally he has represented France up to the U20 level.

We feel with his youth, versatility and recent form in France, Thuram would be a very shrewd signing at just €7M. However, this club deserves at least three top signings in the £20-30M range in addition to a signing like this.

This is what Premier League clubs do to prepare their teams for the forthcoming seasons. Well at least 19 of them.

17 comments so far

  • Shoulders knees

    Jun 14, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #1

    More players linked not a chance.

  • Diddly

    Jun 14, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #2

    All aboard edds rollercoaster

  • Tony Baloney

    Jun 14, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #3


    Bild is The Sun of Germany.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jun 14, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #4

    No players will be bought tho might be sold until the alleged ‘takeover’ is sorted and RAFA’s future is sorted. Going to be a long wait till something concrete happens.

  • RobLeenio

    Jun 14, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #5

    Tony, The Sun is the paper which got the scoop on the sheikhover – it may talk cr@p most of the time, but every now and then….

    munster, you’ll have to look it up mate, not my place to post – quite sensitive. Around 8ish last night, maybe slightly earlier. Hope you had a good birthday, sorry we couldn’t give you the gift you most wanted!

  • northernirishtoon

    Jun 14, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #6

    George caulkin says exclusivity has not been granted therefore fit and proper persons test with premier league cant have started hence takeover weeks away yet

  • Diddly

    Jun 14, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #7

    One journo says one thing another says something else you pay your money and you take your chance

  • hibbit

    Jun 14, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #8

    the clock is ticking mate only 16 days till we reach the first hurdle Rafa’s contract,
    if Rafa goes things will become a lot clearer and a lot more desperate on here

  • lochinvar

    Jun 14, 2019 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #9

    French players have a habit of not being good travellers and staying in London which in population terms for French nationals is France’s 5th largest city is an easy call and close to France because of the Channel Tunnel and Heathrow. Arsenal springs to mind.

  • Lost Plot

    Jun 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #10

    I thought this was a rare sighting of some decent journalism. Was really hoping the link to legendary ties may have been some what of the one Michael Cain wore in Get Carter or possibly the school tie once donned by Gazza in his academic days. I’ll get on with my disillusioned day and remonise on the famous ties that have graced the cobbled streets of our iconic city over the years. Howay

  • hibbit

    Jun 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #11


    Jun 13, 2019 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #142
    Chill guys, it’ll happen.


  • jazzyp

    Jun 14, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #12

    Didn’t they say when they released a statement it would be done by the 14th of June.. Which is today???

  • gillmag

    Jun 14, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #13

    Just seen this in the Shields Gazette

    Justin Allen
    Replying to @jamiewstorey
    I’ve been told it’s progressing well. Still with the Premier League … It is a lengthy process so can understand the frustration. Even completing the purchase of a flat can take time but imagine a £350m+ deal. #NUFC

    10:07 AM – Jun 14, 2019
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    45 people are talking about this

  • hibbit

    Jun 14, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #14


    not sure whats sensitive about it Micky was happy to put it up for all to see ?????

  • Return of the Geordi

    Jun 14, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #15

    Don’t panic Captain Manering ….. Don’t panic (re posted)

    1. After the Amanda Stavley failed bid Ashley said any potential buyer has to provide proof off funds before they get access to the “Data Room” to allow them to do due diligence.

    2. Pretty much everyone accepts Heads of Terms have been agreed. This would, by its very nature, have to include an agreed price and outline details of what was to be included in the sale. The actual sales agreement will have the t;s crossed and the i’s dotted on the finer details.

    3. Pinset Mason are one of the top law firms in the world for this kind of deal probably wouldn’t represent BZG if they didn’t have the funds to buy NUFC, it would reflect badly on their reputation.

    The Chronicles of Narnia’s Ryder, Douglas and Waygh, say Heads of Terms have been lodged with the Premier League but keep saying BZF haven’t made a formal bid, which is it? Can’t believe a word that any Journo prints or says on the radio none of them have a scooby doo what’s going.

  • hibbit

    Jun 14, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #16


    today would be nice !!!!!!!!!!

  • Return of the Geordi

    Jun 14, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #17

    I think the most likely scenario is that the Sun’s journalist who broke the story, has a source inside of the Premier League who tipped him of that the “fit and proper persons” had been lodged. This was on May 24th and they say it takes 10 to 15 working days.

    Chill guys


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