Marcus Thuram a free agent from the summer as big clubs circle

Marcus Thuram a free agent from the summer as big clubs circle

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The France international will be a target for several big sides in the coming weeks

FC Barcelona have a free path to try to sign Marcus Thuram to strengthen the team's forward line for next season. And he will be one of the bargains on the market with multiple offers on the table. Borussia Monchengladbach sporting director Roland Virkus confirmed to SPORT1 that Marcus Thuram would not renew his contract with the club and would leave for free at the end of the season. He also added that the striker will end up at a top European club. 

Barca can't miss out. Economic constraints have forced the sports management led by Mateu Alemany to scour the market of players who are ending their contracts and in this aspect, Marcus Thuram, is a very desirable player for the big clubs. The player is on the agenda of Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Atlético Sevilla, Chelsea, Newcastle, Arsenal and Aston Villa. And it cannot be ruled out that other teams could join the fight.

In Barça's favour is the fact that Marcus' father, Lilian Thuram, spent two seasons (between 2006 and 2008) at Barça and that his son went through the FCB Escola. The former French player, despite his brief experience at the club, left an important mark and continues to collaborate with the Foundation. A few days ago he expressed his delight at the possibility of his son ending up at Barça. "If you give me the contract, if you have it, I'll sign it. But the important thing is that Marcus continues to grow as a footballer. But it would be a dream," he said. 

Marcus Thuram, 25, has emerged as a very good player this season. And he has outgrown Gladbach. In the Bundesliga he has made 20 appearances and has scored 11 goals and created 3 assists. In principle, he plays as a center-forward but he can also adapt to both wings too. A full international with France, he played in the last World Cup in Qatar. 

His current market value, according to Transfermarkt, is 32 million euros, so the team that gets him at zero cost will be getting a great deal. That is why Barça will be in pole position to try to get him. In addition, it is very likely that there will be some changes in Xavi Hernandez's forward line next season. Clubs who want him could start talking to him as early as this January.

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