OGC Nice is willing to sell Khephren Thuram for €40 million to interested teams such as Liverpool and Newcastle United.
Liverpool and Newcastle United, according to Fichajes, must pay at least €40 million to sign Khephren Thuram during the winter transfer window. The 22-year-old midfielder almost lost out on a summer move to a big club, but he has plenty of suitors moving into January, with a move appearing more than likely. Many people were surprised that Khephren Thuram stayed at OGC Nice instead of joining one of the big clubs. Surely, some were eager to sign the 22-year-old midfielder, who was seen as a top choice for a variety of coaches.
The Premier League appeared to be his favored destination, with Liverpool and Manchester United among the clubs interested in signing him. Thuram’s camp provided encouragement to the Red Devils. However, they may have encountered financial difficulties in brokering the sale.
Liverpool, surprise, adopted a different approach in their pursuit of Thuram, adding Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch before the transfer window closed. The Reds are still interested in Thuram and his French U21 teammate Manu Kone.
According to a recent rumor, Liverpool is presently leading the fight to sign Thuram before the January transfer market opens. According to the same report, OGC Nice wants at least €40 million from bidders to sell the 22-year-old midfielder.
The most recent information on the player indicates that Nice are ready to sanction a sale of their star midfielder in January, with a bare minimum price of €40 million. Newcastle United and other clubs are also interested in the 22-year-old midfielder.
The addition of Sandro Tonali strengthened the Magpies’ midfield, but Thuram might be seen as a solution to future-proof the position. The 22-year-old midfield target has a lot of energy and is well-known for his recoveries and game vision.
Liverpool may have the upper hand in the race, but Juventus is also interested in signing the Frenchman. As things currently stand, the Bianconeri may represent the greatest threat to the Reds’ pursuit of the 22-year-old OGC Nice player.
Jurgen Klopp may see the sense in bringing in the midfielder. Earlier this summer, it was reported that the boss was still not convinced of the Frenchman. Liverpool may seize the opportunity as Thuram’s career progresses. They will very definitely want to pay far less than the €40 million demanded by Nice.