Borussia Mönchengladbach have completed the signing of Marcus Thuram from EA Guingamp. The 21-year-old striker has agreed a four-year contract with the Foals running until June 2023.
“We’re thrilled to have Marcus on board. He is a fast, robust and dangerous attacker who fits into our squad well. We’re confident that he will make his mark in the Bundesliga,” said sporting director Max Eberl. Thuram made a total of 38 appearances for Guingamp in Ligue 1, the Coupe de France and the French League Cup, scoring 13 goals. He was also part of the France U21 squad at the recent EUROs in Italy.
Son of World Cup winner and France legend Lilian Thuram, Marcus began his career at Parisian club Olympique de Neuilly. He joined Athletic Club de Boulogne-Billancourt in 2010, before switching to FC Sochaux two years later. He worked his way through their youth system until 2014, and was a regular first-team player by the 2015/16 season.
After 37 appearances in the French second division, the 1.92 metre-tall attacker joined EA Guingamp in Ligue 1 and was immediately a key player for them. He featured 64 times in the top flight across the last two seasons, scoring twelve goals.
Thuram has also been a France youth international since U17 level, making 35 appearances and scoring 9 goals up until U20 level. He made his debut for the France U21s in a friendly against Austria in early June and was part of their squad for the recent U21 EUROs in Italy, where he featured in all four of their games.