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Newcastle line up bid for France national team forward on Manchester United’s radar

France's forward Marcus Thuram arrives for a press conference at the Jassim-bin-Hamad Stadium in Doha on November 24 , 2022, during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football tournament
France's forward Marcus Thuram. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Newcastle United line up bid for Manchester United target and France striker Marcus Thuram

Manchester United are set to be rivalled by Newcastle United for the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach and France star Marcus Thuram, according to TeamTalk (h/t Manchester Evening News).

The Red Devils are interested in acquiring the services of the 25-year-old in January. Currently, the striker is in the final year (transfermarkt) of his contract with the Bundesliga outfit.

However, the Magpies could spoil the Old Trafford side’s plans. Our Premier League rivals are set to put in a bid for the Gladbach forward and bring him to Tyneside.

Newcastle United are set to put in a bid for Manchester United target and France forward Marcus Thuram.
Newcastle United are set to put in a bid for Manchester United target and France forward Marcus Thuram. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Thuram joined the German club from French outfit Guingamp in the summer of 2019. Since then, he has been a regular in Die Fohlen’s starting lineup over the years.

The France international has been deployed on the wings for the majority of his stint at Gladbach. However, under former Norwich City manager Daniel Farke, the 25-year-old has been shifted to a central role.

As a result, Thuram has thrived with the Bundesliga outfit in the current campaign. In 17 appearances for the German club in all competitions, the striker has found the back of the net 13 times and has provided four assists.

The France international’s form has also attracted the attention of Didier Deschamps, who included the forward in Les Bleus’ World Cup squad. The 25-year-old came on as a substitute in the final minutes for France in their 4-1 win over Australia in Qatar.

Man United are in the market for a new forward after Cristiano Ronaldo’s untimely departure from the club. Currently, Anthony Martial is the only natural option for Erik ten Hag to play up front in the squad. Marcus Rashford has also been deployed in the number nine position to good effect.

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However, we evidently need to reinforce the attack. And some fans want the club to sign a striker. Whether the Red Devils opt to pursue Thuram in the upcoming transfer window remains to be seen.

Written by Aheed Abrar

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