Tottenham transfer news: Paratici targets move for 10-goal forward likened to Thierry Henry

Marcus Thuram, Kerim Calhanoglu during German Bundesliga match between Schalke 04 and Borussia Monchengladbach at Veltins Arena

Tottenham are reportedly preparing a move for a striker who will be out of contract at the end of the season and who has been likened to Premier League legend Thierry Henry.

Antonio Conte is fully aware that he needs to add more quality to his squad, despite Spurs sitting fourth in the Premier League table and topping their Champions League group to book a last-16 clash with AC Milan.

Although the stats suggest Conte’s men are having a good season, Conte has come under fire for the team’s style of play and their negative approach to games.

However, injuries have not helped, with Son Heung-min, Richarlison, Lucas Moura, Cristian Romero and Deaj Kulusevski all having spells on the sidelines so far this campaign.

And it’s Conte’s attack that sees the Italian linked with a move for another forward player.

Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram was linked with Tottenham last summer before the Richarlison deal. And that interest is being renewed, according to 90min, with the player out of contract next summer.

Kulusevski gave Spurs the spark their attack needed against Leeds over the weekend. The Swede started his first game in weeks and had two assists in the 4-3 win.

However, there is a strong feeling this will be Lucas Moura’s last season at the club. Meanwhile, another attacker, Bryan Gil, is also being tipped to head back to Spain.

Lucas’ ability to play out wide or through the middle, as he famously showed at Ajax in 2019, could be replicated by Thuram.

Thuram in red-hot form for Monchengladbach

The report from 90min claims that Tottenham have been scouting the 25-year-old this season. To that end, they will have very much liked what have seen.

Thuram has scored 10 goals in 15 Bundesliga games, while also chipping in with three assists.

The fact that he is available on a free also makes Thuram a hugely attractive option. A cut-price January deal could also be on the cards, for the right price.

Tottenham are not the only club showing interest though, with Liverpool also chasing a move for the attacker.

Thuram certainly looks to have the pedigree to succeed in England. Indeed, he’s previously been compared to Thierry Henry by legendary Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

It now remains to be seen whether Spurs or Liverpool can convince the France international to sign.

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