Khephren Thuram

‘Fantastic’ player is ready to join Liverpool, talks now over fee – Rousing The Kop – Liverpool FC News

Liverpool are in direct talks with OGC Nice to agree a fee for the sale of Khephren Thuram.

Thuram seems to have been one of the Reds’ main targets this summer. Report after report has linked him with a move to Anfield.

But after a flurry of activity a few weeks ago, the trail has turned a little chilly. Now journalist Rudy Galetti has claimed that that is about to change.

Khephren Thuram
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Galetti claimed on Twitter today that, having agreed personal terms with the player, Liverpool and Nice are now negotiating the fee.

“Talks between Liverpool and OGC Nice about Khephren Thuram are progressing,” the Italian journalist wrote. “The 2 clubs are working on an agreement for around €40/45 million [£34.5-£38m]. No problems on personal terms.”

Liverpool want to close Thuram deal

If Liverpool are really in contact with Nice about Thuram, it would be a major breakthrough.

The fee mentioned by Galetti also seems to be one the Reds would certainly be happy with.

So far there have been suggestions that the French side could demand as much as £50 million to let Thuram go. As they contemplate a £60 million transfer for Dominik Szoboszlai, this might be a little on the steep side.

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But for less than £40 million, Liverpool could probably add Thuram to Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister without too much trouble.

For our money, that trio of signings would represent an excellent rebuild of The Reds’ midfield. You have the perfect mix of potential, quality, technical ability, raw power, legs and scoring. Anything Jurgen Klopp has missed, those three would add up. Thuram himself was called ‘fantastic’ by former coach Didier Digard [RMC Sport]. He would be a super asset.

But of course nothing is happening yet. Until we see Thuram at the AXA Training Center in his new Liverpool kit, anything can happen. As for Szoboszlai, it looks like there are more hurdles to overcome before he can become a Reds player too.

So let’s not get carried away. But after a few quiet weeks, things may pick up again.

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