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.