Liverpool transfers: ‘world-class’ striker available on free transfer next summer


Liverpool have been linked with the signing of Borussia Mönchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram – and the Frenchman could leave on a free transfer this summer.

That’s the claim of prominent journalist Fabrizio Romano, who noted the player as a ‘potential’ free agent this summer.

The 25-year-old, who is the son of France legend Lillian Thuram, scored 10 goals in 15 Bundesliga appearances in this campaign – already the highest seasonal tally of his professional career.

At 6-foot-3, Thuram has incredible speed and power, while being effective in both physical and aerial situations.

His movement also poses problems for defenders, as he often moves around the pitch to become a more effective presence in games.

However, they will face stiff competition from Bayern Munichwhich are also strongly linked to the attacker.

Thuram has scored more goals than any Bayern player in the league this season, with the ex-chelsea starlet Jamal Musiala his closest rival on nine strikes.

But Liverpool are looking for a replacement for the current Bavarian star Sadio Maneand Thuram might do the trick.

Fabrizio Romano on Marcus Thuram

The Frenchman’s contract at Mönchengladbach expires next summer, meaning clubs can sign him on a free transfer after that time if he doesn’t agree to a new deal with his current club.

Liverpool could even open talks over a pre-contract deal as early as January, stealing a march on domestic rivals Gladbach.

“I’ve been told he could really go on a free transfer, so he will consider all options in the next few months.”

This news could be a major boost for Klopp and the Reds, who could bolster their squad with a top player without spending a huge fee to acquire his services.

But they will certainly face a battle to get to that point for a player who has been described as a “world class striker‘with ‘world-class stature’ by Wolfsburg sporting director and former Germany international Marcel Schafer in October.


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