Will we never see Marcus Thuram in the Gladbach shirt again? There's a lot to be said for that at the moment. The 25-year-old Frenchman is being courted by numerous top clubs, some of which are also looking to sign him in Gladbach six months before his contract ends. In the event of a farewell, Gladbach would probably promote a transfer from Dreno Beljo.
Marcus Thuram not only played a phenomenal first half of the season, but also serves Les Bleus well as a joker at the World Cup. On the one hand, this is gratifying for the Gladbachers, but it destroys any hopes of a contract extension. According to BILD information, the foals would be willing to sell the attacker for a transfer fee of twelve million euros or more. According to the report, Inter Milan is the favorite for a commitment. The Serie A club wanted to sign Thuram in the summer of 2021, but the deal fell through due to the player's ankle injury. At that time, 37 million euros would have jumped out for the Gladbachers, which is why the twelve million euros that may now be received should be described as a consolation prize.
For the Bundesliga club, which is not that strong financially, twelve million would still be better than a free transfer loss in the summer. According to foal manager Virkus, the Gladbachers have already worked out a plan B for Thuram. "We are prepared for everyone, have an if-then scenario and can react at any time. Of course we have already scouted, that's quite normal in this business." According to BILD, Virkus means the 20-year-old Drena Beljo from the Croatian Club NK Osijek. The market value of the 1.95 meter tall striker is 6.5 million euros, which would of course be possible if Thuram were to be sold. However, the longer a Thuram sale drags on, the greater the risk that Beljo will switch to another club. After all, the youngster has scored eight goals in the Croatian league this season and prepared two stalls.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Thuram before farewell: Gladbach courts Croatia jewel as a replacement.