Liverpool have held talks with OGC Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram over a move to Anfield, according to a claim by journalist Jacque Talbot.
The Lowdown: Midfielder essential for Reds
Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to Wolves in the FA Cup third round was yet another reminder of the importance of the Reds signing a midfielder this month.
Liverpool are completely at sea in that area of the pitch, with the likes of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Thiago simply unable to cover the ground they once did, while Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain cannot be trusted to stay fit.
Numerous players have been linked with a move to Anfield this month, including big names like Moises Caicedo and Jude Bellingham, but a lesser known prospect has now entered the fray.
The Latest: Thuram rumour emerges
According to Talbot on Twitter, Liverpool are eyeing up the 6 foot 4 Thuram as a potential addition:
“Hear there have been talks between Reds and Khephren Thuram of Nice.”
The Verdict: Excellent young prospect
While Thuram is only 21 years of age, therefore lacking experience, he possesses many of the attributes that Jurgen Klopp so desperately needs in his midfield at the moment, most notably some youthful exuberance.
The Nice man has averaged 1.4 tackles per game across 17 Ligue 1 appearances this season, while his 87.8% pass completion rate also outlines his technical quality.
He has been hailed as an ‘exciting prospect’ by agent Oscar Damiani, while European football writer Antonio Mango gushed over his extensive list of traits in a recent Twitter thread, labelling Thuram as a ‘big, strong, physical and athletic’ player who excels in both his ‘defensive duties’ and ‘ball-carrying & retention’.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Tranfer Tavern experience