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Aston Villa eyeing up swoop to sign Marcus Thuram

An update has emerged on Aston Villa and their interest in Marcus Thuram ahead of the upcoming January transfer window…

What’s the talk?

According to MilanLive, the Villans are one of the clubs eyeing up a swoop to sign the Borussia Monchengladbach centre-forward at the start of 2023.

The report claims that Arsenal, Crystal Palace, and Atletico Madrid are also showing an interest in the gem, who has caught the eye of Italian giants Inter and AC Milan.

The Athletic revealed earlier this year that a fee of £15m may be required in order to secure his services.

End of the road for Danny Ings

Unai Emery could find an upgrade on misfiring centre-forward Danny Ings by securing a deal to sign Thuram from Monchengladbach in January.

Should Villa sign Marcus Thuram?

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Villa signed the Englishman from Southampton for a reported fee of £25m in the summer of 2021 and he has struggled to recapture the impressive form he displayed at St. Mary’s.

The former Burnley striker scored 34 Premier League goals in his last two seasons with the Saints combined but has only found the back of the net ten times in 43 top-flight appearances for the Villans so far.

Emery could now ditch the 30-year-old and replace him with a younger player with the potential to improve in the form of Thuram, who has caught the eye with his performances in the Bundesliga.

The 25-year-old has plundered nine goals and three assists in 14 league appearances for Monchengladbach this term after injuries meant that he only started eight matches in the German top-flight – scoring three times – last season.

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Thuram, who has been capped four times by France, has shown that he has the quality to score goals on a consistent basis at the top level, whilst Ings is underperforming – by the standards he set at Southampton – for Villa.

French football expert and commentator Alain Valnegri hailed the 25-year-old dynamo’s “dangerous” movement in 2020 and claimed that “Marcus is destined for a top club”.

Thuram has adapted his game to play as a centre-forward this season, having played as a winger in the past, and his 12 goals in 16 games in all competitions suggest that he is thriving in the number nine role.

Therefore, he could be an upgrade on Ings as their respective goal returns this season indicate that the £54k-per-week Frenchman would offer more in the final third, whilst he is also five years younger than the Villa man and has time on his hands to improve and develop his game.

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