Writing on Twitter, Sportitalia journalist Rudy Galetti has dropped a major claim involving Tottenham Hotspur and Marcus Thuram.
The Lowdown: Spurs moving for Thuram?
RMC Sport reporter Mohamed Bouhafsi first broke news that Tottenham are in advanced discussions to sign the Frenchman who is currently at Euro 2020 (Twitter).
Indeed, the journalist also claimed it is very likely the 23-year-old will leave current club Borussia Monchengladbach this summer after an impressive season in Germany.
Bouhafsi believes a swoop for Thuram is now a Spurs ‘priority‘ this summer with the transfer window now well underway.
The Latest: Journalist drops Thuram to Spurs claim…
Writing on Twitter, fellow journalist Galetti has dropped his own update on the situation.
Indeed, he believes that talks are in progress between Spurs and Monchengladbach over the transfer of Thuram but his €30 million (£25.7m) release clause recently expired.
This could mean Tottenham will now have to pay more to seal his signature.
“The times are getting longer between Tottenham and Borussia Monchengladbach for Marcus Thuram,” explained the reporter on social media.
“The €30m release clause recently expired and Spurs should invest at least €40/45m to close the deal.
“Talks in progress.”
The Verdict: Worth it?
Widely seen as a really exciting talent, this move will depend on Tottenham’s ability to either drive the price down or get as many unwanted players out the door as possible.
Tottenham have to adopt a sell-to-buy policy this summer with the coronavirus pandemic having a severe impact on their financing.
New managing director Fabio Paratici may have a huge job on his hands if he wishes to sign Thuram this summer, and going by his stats, the player should have no shortage of suitors.
Out of the entire Monchengladbach squad, the attacker averaged more completes dribbles per 90 in the Bundesliga (1.6) than any of his teammates and was only beaten by Alassane Plea in terms of shots attempted every match (WhoScored).
He may be worth the price tag, but whether Spurs have it to invest is another matter entirely.
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