Newcastle were linked to striker Marcus Thuram this past summer when he was at French club Guingamp.
The club had just been relegated to Ligue 2 and the promising Frenchman was available at a reasonable price. Newcastle, however, never followed up on their reported interest and the 22-year-old moved to Borussia Monchengladbach for just €12M.
While in France, Thuram mainly played as a left-winger but was occasionally used as a striker. He scored 13 goals for Guingamp in their relegation campaign last season.
Marcus Thuram– with his signature goal celebration
In his inaugural season in the Bundesliga, Monchengladbach have used Thuram as a center-forward mostly. The returns have been outstanding as shown in this tweet from Squawka Football.
11 games. 5 goals. 5 assists.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 11, 2019
Thuram’s form has played a massive part in Monchengladbach’s superb start to the season in which they are four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga.
The French Under-21 international is the son of Lilian Thuram, who was a defender for France’s 1998 World Cup winning team. He is starting to blossom in Germany and looks a steal for the Bundesliga leaders, costing them just €12M.