Real Madrid and Barcelona ‘are both monitoring Marcus Thuram’ – son of France legend Lilian – as Borussia Monchengladbach prepare to cash in on their talented striker next summer
- Real Madrid and Barcelona are reportedly watching Marcus Thuram
- Borussia Monchengladbach forward could be on their transfer lists next summer
- Thuram, 23, is the son of 1998 World Cup winner with France, Lilian Thuram
- Thuram Sr spent two seasons with Barcelona towards the end of his career
- Thuram Jr scored twice against Real Madrid in the Champions League
The 23-year-old forward – who is the son of France World Cup winner Lilian – has enjoyed a fine start to the season with three goals and five assists.
Thuram also received his first call-up into the France national team for their friendly against Finland and UEFA Nations League double-header against Portugal and Sweden.
Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram ‘is being monitored by Barcelona and Real Madrid’ ahead of a potential transfer next summer
Thuram, 23, scored two goals against Real in their Champions League meeting last month
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo report Thuram is also attracting attention from the La Liga giants, who could line up a move next year.
Thuram Jr would be in direct competition with Ansu Fati for the left-sided attacking role if he came to the Nou Camp.
Thuram Sr spent two seasons with Barcelona prior to his retirement in 2008 while Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was a team-mate when France won the World Cup in 1998.
And Zidane witnessed Thuram Jr’s qualities close up last month when he netted twice against Real Madrid in their Champions League meeting, which ended 2-2.
Thuram is one of the most exciting strikers in European football, scoring 14 times last season
Thuram (right) was handed his first call-up to the senior France national team this week
Marcus Thuram’s father Lilian (centre) won the World Cup with the French team back in 1998
Thuram also set up goals in Gladbach’s 2-2 draw away to Inter Milan and in their 6-0 thrashing of Shakhtar Donetsk, putting them in a strong position to make it out of Group B at the expense of either Real, Inter or possibly both.
His bright start to the season has come off the back of an excellent 2019-20 campaign in which Thuram scored 14 times and contributed nine assists in all competitions.
Gladbach finished fourth in the Bundesliga, ensuring Champions League football for the first time since the 2016-17 season.