Marcus Thuram will be unstoppable for Borussia Mönchengladbach. The French World Cup driver, who was in top form in the first half of the season, may be looking for a new club in the winter, but at the latest in the summer when his contract ends. The foals already have potential replacement candidates in their sights.
According to Sport Bild, Gladbach's pain threshold is ten million euros. If an interested party puts this amount on the table for Thuram in winter, Roland Virkus would probably give up his top performer prematurely - otherwise there is a risk of a transfer without transfer in the summer. It now seems hard to imagine that Tikus would extend his contract on the Lower Rhine after all.
But Virkus is already preparing for the worst case scenario and is targeting new strikers. According to the image, there are four names that could succeed Thuram.
An alternative is Vangelis Pavlidis, who was trained in the youth of VfL Bochum and was also active at BVB II. The Greek is currently chasing goals for AZ Alkmaar, where he was only able to play six Eredivisie games in the first half of the season due to injury. With three goals, however, he can still have a good quota. The problem: Alkmaar should demand ten million euros - this sum is too much for Borussia.
In addition to the duo, Hee-chan Hwang and Franck Honorat are considered the stopgap solutions. Hwang was already active in Germany at HSV and RB Leipzig, but had only moderate success there. Wolverhampton Wanderers initially did better but he has not scored in 11 Premier League appearances this season. Since his transfer fee would probably be higher than that of Pavlidis, the South Korean seems to be less realistic at first. Year-old also not a classic center forward, but prefers to come down the right side. It is questionable whether he would therefore be the perfect Tikus heir.
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Thuram soon gone: Borussia Mönchengladbach's successor candidates.