It will not be surprising if Man Utd bring in more strikers in January. The Red Devils’ attack, which was thin, is now thinner after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Theoretically, they no longer have any pure strikers when Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have often played on the wings in recent years.
According to SportBild, Man Utd are keeping an eye on France striker, Marcus Thuram. Besides, Borussia Moenchengladbach has also been looking for a replacement for Thuram, who only has a contract until the summer of 2023.
Because the contract is about to expire, Thuram is a pretty economic deal with Man Utd. It is known that Moenchengladbach accepted to sell him cheaply for £ 9.6 million in January.
The 25-year-old striker’s starting point is a winger, but this season, he has been playing as a striker. Moenchengladach coach Daniel Farke said: “Marcus is in great form. He has all the qualities to play well in this position. He is still getting used to the role of a forward striker. sharp.”
In the Bundesliga this season, Thuram has pocketed 10 goals, second only to Christopher Nkunku (13 goals). Obviously, this is an extremely interesting plan for Erik Ten Hag in the next month.
With a body of 1m92, Thuram will be a reliable address in high ball hanging situations. And if anyone has watched this player play, you will understand why he is ranked as a winger.
The son of the legendary Lilian Thuram seems to have passed on a set of genes that have the same tearing speed as his father. So, right from the beginning of his career, he was able to play on the wings. In the context of Jadon Sancho’s fluctuating performance, Thuram will be a reliable replacement for the Red Devils’ left wing.
Meanwhile, Athletic revealed that Erik Ten Hag has been a “hard fan” of Goncalo Ramos for a long time. The Portuguese forward has left Ronaldo on the bench since the knockout round of the 2022 World Cup. He made his mark with a hat-trick against Switzerland and Benfica are trying to keep the 21 forward. this age.
Reality, In the summer, Erik Ten Hag once intended to recruit Ramos and Benfica only asked for a transfer fee of £25 million. However, having spent too much money on Casemiro and Antony, the Red Devils had to withdraw.
Unlike Ronaldo, Ramos considers himself a modern striker who works hard to move and take on many roles. Striker 21 once shared with Mais Futebol: “More and more people are demanding a striker to be more perfect.”
“People think a striker is just there to score and the rest doesn’t matter, but I think over the last few years that image is slowly disappearing.”
“It’s increasingly important for a striker to be more involved in the game and contribute more to the team, to connect the game, to put pressure on,” added Ramos.
Therefore, if both these factors are recruited in January, Ten Hag is considered to have completed the revolution in attack.