Bild have claimed that Borussia Monchengladbach are already planning for life beyond Tottenham target Marcus Thuram ahead of the January transfer window.

Thuram, who has found the back of the net on 13 occasions for Gladbach this season, will be a free agent next summer (Transfermarkt), and his future has understandably been the subject of much speculation over recent weeks.

Marcus Thuram

Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

The Bundesliga club are expected to cash in on the France international for just €10m (£8.6m) in January, due to his contract situation (Nicolo Schira). 

Spurs are alleged to be ‘working on the operation’ to sign the 25-year-old but the North London club reportedly face competition from a whole host of clubs across the contention for the winger’s signature (17/11/22 Gazzetta via Sport Witness).

It remains to be seen where Thuram will end up but if Bild’s latest update is to be believed, Gladbach do not expect the player to remain at Borussia Park beyond January.

The report states that Daniel Farke’s men have already identified potential replacements for the former Guingamp man if he does depart the club.

It is asserted that the German club could make a move for one of either NK Osijek youngster Dion Drena Beljo or AZ Alkmaar star Vangelis Pavlidis to replace Thuram.

Spurs Web Opinion

It looks fairly certain that Thuram will leave Gladbach and Tottenham would likely have already reached out to the Bundesliga club as well as the winger’s representatives, as an opportunity to sign a player of the 25-year-old’s quality for such a low price is too tempting to pass up on.

However, the Frenchman has a lot of power in deciding his next decision, given his contract situation. He will likely have a whole host of destinations to choose from and I doubt he would want to come to Spurs, given the kind of attacking talent Conte already has at his disposal.

Have something to tell us about this article?