Everton: Marcus Thuram could be their new Lukaku | OneFootball
Everton: Marcus Thuram could be their new Lukaku
Everton have been linked with a move for Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Marcus Thuram as new manager Rafa Benitez looks to bolster his forward line.
What’s the story?
According to Italian outlet CalcioMercato, the Toffees are one of three sides interested in signing the highly-rated 24-year-old over the coming months, with Borussia Dortmund and Inter also listed as potential suitors.
With just two years remaining on his current contract, Thuram could be available for a reduced price next summer if Everton are prepared to wait that long.
Everton could finally replace Lukaku
After arriving on German shores back in 2019, Thuram has established himself as one of the Bundesliga’s most exciting young stars.
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His impressive performances for club and country led to Movistar commentator Alain Valnegri telling El Pais that Thuram reminded him of Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku, saying: “He can be dominant and allow him to act as an offensive terminal, Lukaku style.”
A serious knee injury has limited Thuram to just 46 minutes of action in the current campaign, though, and he’s set to be sidelined until the new year, making a January move a potentially risky one.
Nevertheless, Everton’s hierarchy must sanction a move for the youngster, adding some much-needed strength in depth to Benitez’s attacking options and potentially finding their next Lukaku in the process.