Liverpool are still showing a strong interest in signing Nice midfielder Khephren Thuram this summer, according to a new report from France.
The Reds have already completed a key piece of transfer business, bringing in Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton in a rumoured £35m move, but their midfield additions can’t end there.
Thuram has arguably been linked with a move to Anfield more than anyone of late, with the 22-year-old enjoying an impressive season for Nice, starting 30 matches in Ligue 1 and also featuring four times in the UEFA Europa Conference League.
According to Get French Football News, “talks continue” between Liverpool and Thuram over a move to Merseyside, as the Reds look to seal their second piece of significant summer business.
The report does mention that Nice are “currently showing little to no interest in meaningfully engaging in negotiations”, however, although the situation could change if the player asks Nice to “facilitate a move for him.”
Our thoughts on the latest Thuram to Liverpool rumour…
The Frenchman could be exactly the type of midfielder that Liverpool are crying out for in the summer transfer window, possessing all the attributes that have too often been lacking over the past year or so.
The likes of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson and Thiago have all started to look their age, failing to cover ground like they used, but Thuram is 22 and has energy in abundance.
He averaged 1.5 tackles per match in Ligue 1 last season and is arguably at his most effective in a left-sided No.8 role in a midfield-three, suggesting that he could be on that side and Mac Allister could excel on the right, dovetailing with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Mohamed Salah like Henderson used to so well in his prime.
Thuram would be coming in as both an immediate key starter and a future star at Liverpool, hopefully proving to be an invaluable member of the team for many years to come, playing a major role in the midfield rebuild.
If the Reds could then also bring in someone like Manu Kone or Romeo Lavia, for example, it would complete a hugely effective summer in the market, at a time when big money needs to be spent after some barren windows in the past.