Tottenham and Arsenal are reportedly the two front-runners for West Ham United transfer target Marcus Thuram.

That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport who claim that both Tottenham and Arsenal are ‘working on deals’ to sign the 25-year-old forward.

Borussia Monchengladbach allegedly want just £9 million for the French ace, with his contract set to expire in the summer of 2023.

West Ham, Arsenal and Tottenham managers David Moyes, Mikel Arteta and Antonio Conte are all apparently keen to bolster their respective attacking ranks in the January transfer window.

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Thuram is allegedly someone who Moyes wants to bring to the London Stadium.

Spurs and the Gunners will clearly represent a problem for us though. It seems as though the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium or the Emirates could be the Frenchman’s new home from January onwards…

Tottenham and Arsenal lead Marcus Thuram race

Gazzetta dello Sport claim that both Spurs and the Gunners are currently working on deals to sign the 25-year-old Gladbach ace.

And in my opinion, that means that West Ham could be fighting a losing battle.

Thuram would take West Ham’s attacking to a whole new level entirely, but the reported interest in signing him from Arsenal and Tottenham will undoubtedly represent a huge problem for us.

He really is an exceptional talent.

The 25-year-old has been described as a ‘sensational’ player by scouting, statistics and analytical website Total Football Analysis.

Meanwhile, Get Football News Germany describe him as a ‘world-class’ striker – quite the compliment!

Tottenham and Arsenal lead Marcus Thuram race
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Thuram possesses blistering pace and can play anywhere along the front-line. He has bagged 13 goals and four assists in 17 games for Gladbach so far this season (Transfermarkt).

The four-capped France international is a really explosive striker, and is a constant menace for opposing defenders.

His pace and exceptional movement would offer West Ham a completely different facet to our attacking play.

As mentioned earlier though, Tottenham and Arsenal are far better positioned than West Ham are to sign Marcus Thuram in the January transfer window.

And that’s a real shame.

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