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Newcastle “definitely” considering Marcus Thuram move

Newcastle United are believed to be interested in signing Borussia Monchengladbach forward, Marcus Thuram, with the Frenchman facing an uncertain future at his current side.

What’s the word?

Recent reports have suggested that the Magpies are one of the Premier League clubs – alongside the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur – who are interested in signing the 25-year-old in the near future, with manager Eddie Howe believed to considering opening talks in the January window.

The former Guingamp marksman – who is the son of World Cup winner Lilian Thuram – is available to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign suitor in the New Year as a result of his expiring contract, while any interested party could also seemingly secure a cut-price deal in the winter window.

Transfer insider Dean Jones – in an interview with Football FanCast – has now provided an update on the Tynesiders’ interest, with the respected source stating: “It’s certainly one that is under consideration.

“It’s too early to say that it will happen, but it definitely is one that they’re thinking about.”

Big coup

That move could well be something of a coup if the St James’ Park outfit are able to get a deal over the line, particularly amid that rival interest, with Thuram having become hot property due to his sparkling form in Germany, with 41 goals in 119 games for his current side to date.

The 6 foot 4 colossus has been on something of a hot streak for his club side in recent months, having netted 13 goals and laid on four assists in just 17 games in all competitions thus far, including a haul of ten goals in just 15 games in the Bundesliga.

That latter tally is only bettered by Chelsea-bound hotshot Christopher Nkunku (12) in the German top flight, with the towering forward having benefitted from a relatively injury-free campaign to date to start all 15 of his side’s league games.

Dubbed a “world-class striker” by Wolfsburg sporting director Marcel Schafer, the £54k-per-week machine notably netted in the 4-2 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund in the final game before the World Cup break, with that sealing his place in Didier Deschamps’ squad for the tournament.

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While the “clinical” ace – as described by journalist Raj Chohan – has made just two late outings off the bench in Qatar so far, he has been tipped to “make an impact” for Les Bleus, as per Chojan, having more than warranted his place in the travelling party.

As Howe and co look to maintain their rampant run of form in the second half of the campaign, adding Thuram – who can also feature on the left flank – to their ranks could well be that added boost to help carry Newcastle over the line in the race for Champions League football.