Two goals against VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday made it four in three games and seven for the season for Borussia Mönchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram. Die Wölfe were full of praise for the ‘world-class’ striker at the final whistle and on current form he could soon be attracting the attention of Niko Kovac’s former employer Bayern Munich.
“Thuram is a world-class striker. You have to say it like that. He has world-class stature” said Wolfsburg’s sporting director Marcel Schäfer after the match with Niko Kovac adding, “He is the life insurance for Gladbach and a guarantee that they are so high up the table.”
Fohlen coach Daniel Farke also extolled the virtues of the 25-year-old, who has converted from playing wide on the left to a more central striking role this season with great success. “Marcus is in excellent shape. He has all the qualities to fill this position well. He’s still getting used to that central striker role. It’s still about running routes, but we’re working on that. He is an exceptional player of the highest international class.”
Thuram’s mix of speed, power, assertiveness, and strength in dribbling have now been enhanced with goals. With his contract due to expire at the end of the season he will have a growing list of suitors come the end of the season. Gladbach have desperately been trying to get him to sign a new deal, but as yet to no avail.
Could Bayern Munich be one of the interested parties come the end of the season?
The Bavarians are without a traditional number nine since the departure of Robert Lewandowski and are being linked with a move for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane at the end of the season. While Kane is probably going to be Hasan Salihamidzic’s top summer target, Thuram’s form this season must see him on the radar and in terms of cost, he would represent a cheaper option.