Marcus Thuram and Malann Sarr are set to leave France with a move to Borussia Monchengladbach set to be announced this week.
For quite some time, it appeared that Marcus Thuram would be the new object of a struggle between Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique Marseille. The two rivals have apparently stopped fighting for Lillian Thuram’s son however.
The Guingamp striker is not going to play in Ligue 2 following his team’s relegation. And with Lyon and Marseille no longer interested, it appears that Borussia Monchengladbach are free to make their move.
According to Fohlen-Hautnah, Marco Rose is keen on convincing Giungamp to lower their 20 million Euros price tag. The club is willing to offer 10 million up front plus bonuses. It remains to be seen if the Breton club would be willing to accept the proposal.
However, the Germans have already agreed personal terms with the young attacker who is open to moving to the Lower Rhine region. This is definitely great news for Die Borussen who are now leading the race.
Sports director Max Eberl is also working on signing Malang Sarr who just like Marcus Thuram, was part of the French Under 21 team and the European Championships in Italy. Nice have already received an offer for the left footed defender but it remains to be seen if OGC would be open to a transfer. The club just changed owners so all transfers are reportedly on hold.
Borussia Monchengladbach on the other hand, are prepared to wait and see how the club’s new hierarchy reacts to the market. Like Marcus Thuram, Sarr is also keen on playing for Monchengladbach even though he has been approached by RB Leipzig.
It is clear that Marcus Thuram and Sarr represent the future of France and if they develop at Monchengladbach, the German club could be in for a great ride.