A new report from L’Equipe suggests Aston Villa may look to beat Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in the race to sign French striker Marcus Thuram.

The 25-year-old has been with Borussia Monchengladbach since 2019, but his current contract with the Bundesliga side is set to expire in the summer of 2023 (Transfermarkt).

Marcus Thuram

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Thuram has 41 goals in 119 appearances for the German club (Transfermarkt), with 13 of those coming in his 17 appearances this season (Transfermarkt).

His current form and contract situation has alerted clubs all across Europe, with Inter Milan (CalcioMercato), Newcastle United (The Sun), and London rivals Arsenal and Spurs (17/11/22 Gazzetta via Sport Witness) all tracking the marksman.

According to Nicolo Schira, Monchengladbach could be willing to offload Thuram in January for as little as €10 million (£8.6 million), in order to avoid losing him for nothing in the summer.

This notion has been reinforced by German outlet Bild, who claim the club are already planning for the departure of Thuram in January.

The long list of admirers for Thuram just got a little bigger, though. L’Equipe suggest the new Aston Villa boss Unai Emery has been a fan of the player for some time, and may look to bring him to Villa Park in the upcoming transfer window.

The attacker is currently on international duty with the France squad for the 2022 World Cup, looking to add to his six international caps and score his first goal for Les Bleus (Transfermarkt). Once the tournament is over, it seems Thuram and his club may have some decisions to make about his future.

Spurs Web Opinion

It’s no surprise that multiple clubs are looking at Marcus Thuram, considering the price tag and his situation in Germany. While I would like to see him at Spurs, I imagine the offer of regular first-team football at a club like Aston Villa would be very attractive for him.

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