Tottenham Hotspur may have been handed a boost in their rumoured pursuit of Marcus Thuram after the Borussia Monchengladbach forward recovered from his injury to make his first appearance of the season against Bayern Munich.
Foot Mercato reported last month that Thuram was seen as a ‘priority target’ by Fabio Paratici, with Gladbach valuing the Frenchman at €30m (£25.5m).
This was also backed up by Mohamed Bouhafsi, who revealed that Spurs were in talks to sign the 24-year-old.
However, the speculation linking Tottenham with a move for Thuram has quietened over recent weeks.
That could potentially be because Thuram has been struggling with knee injuries this summer that have hampered his pre-season preparations.
The forward missed his side’s DFB Pokal clash with Kaiserslautern on Monday which Gladbach won 1-0 but manager Adi Hutter confirmed a few days ago that the player had returned to training.
Thuram got his first minutes of the season in Gladbach’s 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich on Friday as he replaced Alassane Plea just past the hour mark.
So with the former Guingamp man now having put his injury troubles behind him, it could potentially open the door for Spurs to reignite their interest in the forward.
Spurs Web Opinion
If Kane stays (which is of course a big ‘if’), I see us signing just one more forward this summer. In that case, I believe we would be more likely to bring in a more traditional number nine who can cover for the England captain (or partner him) rather than a wide forward like Thuram.
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