After missing out on Szoboszlai, Newcastle has set its sights on Khéphren Thuram targeted by Liverpool

After missing out on Szoboszlai, Newcastle has set its sights on Khéphren Thuram targeted by LiverpoolTransfers

Liverpool, aiming for a major reshuffling of their midfielders, which was believed to be the reason for last season’s poor performance, succeeded in acquiring Alexis Mac Allister, and also reached an agreement with RB Leipzig over Hungarian midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, which was the second major addition.

Newcastle was also interested in the former RB Salzburg midfielder, but he decided to move to Anfield. The club may switch targets to French U-21 midfielder Khéphren Thuram, whom Liverpool is also interested in.

“The Magpies will continue to monitor Szoboszlai’s position, but there is a growing acceptance that they will have to look elsewhere as they look to strengthen their squad. “

“Nice’s Khephren Thuram has long been regarded as an alternative option, although with his Ligue 1 employers quoting figures of upward of £60m, the 22-year-old France international is hardly a cut-price Plan B.”

Northern Echo

It is a delicate question to ask whether Khéphren Thuram is a player that is needed in terms of playing style and position, as Newcastle has already decided to sign Italian midfielder Sandro Tonari. 

Furthermore, it seems unlikely that they will make a move for him, as the transfer fee is skyrocketing and he will be asked for almost the same amount as Szoboszlai.

Liverpool is looking for a physically strong defensive midfielder and may welcome the French U-21 midfielder to Anfield as the third signing. However, if the price does not drop from £60 million, there is no doubt that it will exceed the budget, and there is no probability of changing the target.

Will the tall midfielder, a mainstay at Nice, step up to the Premier League this summer?