Manchester United linked with OGC Nice Midfielder Khephren Thuram

Manchester United is in the market for a midfield boost and is linked with 23-year-old French midfielder Khephren Thuram who had a solid season with French side Nice.

According to a report by Lequipe, Manchester United is interested in signing Nice’s 23-year-old midfielder Khephren Thuram who has a year left on his contract at Nice. The midfielder is expected to cost United between 17M-25M Pounds.

Business must be relatively easier for Manchester United with NICE, which the same INEOS group at Manchester United owns. However, all the dealings between Nice and Manchester United are expected to be strictly business as Nice is not conceding any less for their midfield man. The towering Frenchman represented OGC Nice 27 times during the French season and was instrumental in the midfield for the French side. He capped the season off with a goal and an assist also.

Style of Play

The 23-year-old midfielder exhibits a style of play characterized by his positioning for layoffs and short passes. The French midfielder is very composed on the ball and has a calculated approach on the field. His intercepts and blocks are very good on the ball and are very useful in the transition phase of the game.

The Verdict

Thuram’s dribbling skills and composure on the ball is a key asset in his arsenal making him a very versatile option for Manchester United. With midfielders Casemiro and Eriksen rumored to leave ahead of the season, Thuram will represent an interesting choice for Manchester United. The midfielder is also linked to both Juventus and Liverpool and is expected to leave in the summer as Nice look set to cash on the youngster’s value who joined them on a free in 2019.

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