Clubs should have been all over Marcus Thuram even if he wasn’t on an expiring contract. However, a player of his quality for free is the sort of move that smart teams make without hesitation.
Manchester United would definitely face stiff competition from Europe’s elite if they join the race for the Gladbach forward.
Able to play as a striker or on the left, Thuram is the perfect modern attacker for pressing teams. Furthermore, he has used the expiring contract to motivate himself and engineered a huge breakout season.
With 15 goals and four assists across all competitions in just 27 appearances, Thuram has put a marker down for potentially interested teams.
Anthony Martial’s intermittent availability, along with questions on Wout Weghorst’s ability has made it imperative that United sign a forward this summer. If Erik ten Hag wants to strengthen this area smartly and save the big bucks for another position, a world-class central midfielder, for example, then they could do a lot worse than Marcus Thuram.