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Marcus Thuram should follow Timothy Weah to Celtic this month

Marcus Thuram should follow Timothy Weah to Celtic this month

Celtic completed their second deal of the January transfer window earlier this week, landing PSG prospect Timothy Weah.

The Scottish champions enjoy a decent relationship with the French giants after loaning Odsonne Edouard last year. Weah follows his former team-mate to Celtic Park on a temporary deal after struggling to break into the first-team in France. The 18-year-old will spend the rest of the season in the SPFL to aid his development.

Weah’s arrival will lower the goalscoring burden currently on the shoulders of Edouard in the absence of Leigh Griffiths. However, Celtic still remain short of quality options in the final third and Brendan Rodgers should continue to search for attacking reinforcements during the current window.

One man who should be on his shortlist is Guingamp forward – Marcus Thuram. Valued at £4.05m by Transfermarkt, the forward is the son of France legend, Lillian, but is starting to make his own name in Ligue 1. After leaving FC Sochaux in 2017, the 21-year-old now enjoys a prominent role in the first-team and has been a constant menace for defences in France this season.

The youngster has been in fine form in front of goal, finding the back of the net seven times already as well as registering one assist for his team-mates. Thuram can play on either wing or as the central forward which would make him a useful option for Rodgers to have at his disposal. He is extremely fast and possesses excellent dribbling skills meaning he has all the attributes to be a success in Scotland. Celtic would offer Thuram to chance to express himself in European competition and help the club progress to the later stages of the Europa League.

The Frenchman is developing and improving with every game – the former Liverpool boss has a reputation for working with young players and Thuram could be his next prodigy.

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