Could Marcus Thuram join OM this summer? Borussia M’Gladbach‘s management has made an announcement that gives hope to the Phocéens.
At 25 years old, Marcus Thuram is at a turning point in his career. The young French striker’s contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach will expire in June. This contractual situation, combined with his remarkable performances at the club, 16 goals and 5 assists this season, has quickly caught the attention of several European powerhouses, including OM.
The management of Olympique de Marseille would like to bring him on board to strengthen their attacking sector for next season. Negotiations between the two parties have already begun for months. President Pablo Longoria even took advantage of the World Cup in Qatar to intensify negotiations with Marcus Thuram‘s camp in order to reach an agreement.
However, OM‘s approach had already resulted in a first failure. Other clubs have also positioned themselves to try to snatch his signature. Faced with this growing threat, Borussia M’Gladbach‘s management has taken matters into their own hands to try to convince their striker to renew. But the main interested party apparently has very strong desires to leave.
OM Mercato: Borussia M’Gladbach confirms Marcus Thuram’s departure.
Despite the different contract extension offers made by his management, Marcus Thuram is sticking to his initial position. He does not plan to sign a new contract with Borussia M’Gladbach. His decision is made and it seems irrevocable. Roland Virkus, director of the German club, has confirmed that the former Sochaux player will pack his bags at the end of the season, just like his teammate Ramy Bensebaini.
“Ramy Bensebaini and Marcus Thuram will leave the club as free agents in June,” the German leader confirmed in comments transcribed by Fabrizio Romano on his Twitter account. There is therefore no doubt that the French international is now a free agent on the transfer market. A golden opportunity for OM, who was already after him a few months ago.
The Phocéen club could come back to pursue his signature, but will face stiff competition. Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan, AC Milan, PSG and Aston Villa are all closely following him. For now, this announcement gives hope to OM, who are starting from a long way behind on this offensive track.