Paratici has reportedly made 'phenomenal' £26m forward a priority, Spurs fans should be buzzing - TBR View
Spurs have a lot of work to do this summer to bolster their ranks ahead of next season.
But that’s exactly why Tottenham brought in Fabio Paratici as their new managing director of football.
The Italian helped bring Nuno Espirito Santo to N17 and is now looking for new recruits.
And one player who Spurs are apparently looking to sign could really cause a buzz around the club.
That player is Marcus Thuram, a 23-year-old attacker who plies his trade for Borussia Monchengladbach.
According to Foot Mercato, Tottenham have now made the signing of the France international a priority.
The French outlet also claims Thuram has a €30m (£26m) release clause in his contract that must be triggered, with the club unwilling to negotiate a lower price.
Who is Marcus Thuram?
Marcus Thuram is the son of France legend and 1998 World Cup winner Lilian Thuram.
He has carved out an impressive career of his own and looks set for a bright future.
Thuram started his career at Sochaux and earned himself a move to Gladbach in 2019.
He has made 79 appearances for the German club, with 25 goals and 21 assists under his belt.
Thuram’s efforts helped him make the France squad for Euro 2020.
What is Marcus Thuram’s style of play?
As with most Bundesliga players, the official league website does a great job of providing analysis.
“Thuram may be slightly taller than (Anthony Martial) and possess a bulkier frame, but that makes him no less dangerous than his fellow Frenchman of Guadeloupean descent,” they wrote.
“Indeed, he has made France’s Euro 2020 squad ahead of him.
“Quick, direct and with the upper body strength to brush opponents out of the way, the sight of Gladbach’s new man running at you is enough to make any defender reconsider their profession.”
“Crazy” and “phenomenal”
Dennis Zakaria praised Thuram in 2019 after he scored a late winner against Roma in the Europa League 18 months ago.
“It was so important that Marcus scored that goal today,” said Zakaria, via Bulinews.
“He is a great guy, a little crazy maybe, but what he brings to the pitch is phenomenal.”