Liverpool today look close to their second big signing of the summer, with 22-year-old Nice midfielder Khéphren Thuram looking increasingly likely to join Alexis Mac Allister as manager Jürgen Klopp looks to cut the core this off-season rebuild his team.
That, or at least that Liverpool have been working towards it, has been the story since the day Mac Allister signed, and at least a positive conclusion is now on the horizon, according to club-linked journalist David Lynch.
Thuram is currently on duty for France in the U21 Euros playing today’s second match of the tournament against Norway before playing the final group game against Switzerland on Wednesday. The final of the tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 8.
There had previously been speculation that a deal wouldn’t materialize until after the tournament, and it remains to be seen if anything has changed that would push that timeline up or if the current close to means we’re about two weeks away from a deal.
Thuram is a box-to-box player with a huge engine, although compared to Mac Allister he tends to play a slightly deeper role with solid if not excellent defensive attributes, slightly less commitment to goal and a tendency to push the ball to forward by carrying it. .
Last season for Nice, he played 48 times for a total of 3,723 minutes in all competitions, while scoring twice and providing a pair of assists. If Liverpool secure their signing, the club’s next priority will likely be to sign a center half.
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