Liverpool are planning to bring the next Lukaku to Anfield.
Liverpool are reportedly interested in bringing Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram, reports Don Balon. The Premier League champions are looking for long-term replacements for both Sadio Mane and Mohammed Salah and the 23-year-old from Monchengladbach looks like a perfect fit for the reds.
Thuram the son of World cup winner Lillian Thuram scored 14 goals last season and will look to get more this season in the Bundesliga. Liverpool reportedly approached the Monchengladbach for the man who Jurgen Klopp calls ‘Lukaku 2.0’.
The deal however couldn’t be done and Liverpool went for Diego Jota instead, who has already scored 7 goals and has been an instant hit for the Merseyside team. A report from Don Balon, however, states that Liverpool have assured the German club, they will be back for him again next summer provided they sort out their finances which have taken a toll during this pandemic.
Standing at 6feet 2 inches, the French U21 International could certainly bring a new dimension to the already well-balanced attack and could very well be a future replacement for the ever-reliable front three of Premier League champions.
Thuram like his father has unbelievable strength which he uses to bully his opponents. The most recent example of his strength however came against the Spanish champions Real Madrid in their recent Champions League tie, Thuram scored two goals against them and was a menace for the opposition defenders.
Liverpool could certainly use some physical presence inside the box, something which they have missed a lot given Roberto Firmino isn’t exactly a great physical presence inside the box or dominant in the air. Thuram, though a left-winger by trade, could definitely slot in place of Firmino and take the front three to the next level.
Not only is he a potent goal-scorer, but the 23-year-old is also good at creating goals for his teammates having set up 9 goals last season. It will be definitely interesting to see whether The Reds are able to pull off the deal, the finances would prove to be the only barrier between Thuram and Liverpool, given that the Premier League giants will have to focus on signing defensive reinforcements in the next transfer window after suffering multiple injuries to their back four lineups.
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