Liverpool did make enquiries for Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram this summer, according to Spanish football commentator Alain Valnegri.
The Reds were linked with the Frenchman, along with his teammate Denis Zakaria, in the German press earlier this year, and Valnegri says the 23-year-old has massive potential:
“For me, Marcus is destined for a top club. He was already sounded out by Liverpool this summer. He has skill, he shoots, he’s a huge power, he’s a dribbler, and he moves well in tight spaces. He’s always been a left-winger, but in Germany, he’s started to get behind the front, and coming up from the second line he is very dangerous. He has improved a lot in his finishing, although he still lacks the malice of the great forwards. And he must also make progress in the air. With that physical power, he could be dominant and allow him to act as an offensive terminal, Lukaku style.”
In a report back in April, it was claimed that Thuram was being tracked by the Reds with Gladbach believed to be holding out for as much as €50m (£45m) for the forward.
Thuram’s teammate Zakaria was rated at a lower amount (around €45m), with the latest reports now suggesting that the Swiss international is also being pursued by the likes of Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United.
With regards to Thuram, though, Liverpool’s interest is likely to have cooled following the Merseyside club’s decision to sign Diogo Jota from Wolves but it doesn’t necessarily mean the Reds have ruled out a move for the Gladbach star in the future.