Earlier today, we covered a story from Scouts Attending, who revealed that Leeds United were scouting in France, as they watched Guingamp lose 5-2 against Nice.
With Yannis Salibur out injured, we suggested a few other names the Championship club could be targeting, and one of them was Marcus Thuram.
The son of 1998 World Cup and 2000 Euros winner Lilian Thuram, the 20-year-old fits the profile of an alternative for Jerry Mbakogu, for whom Leeds have a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to sign in the summer.
However, persistent injuries could lead Paul Heckingbottom’s new club to have a few doubts over the Nigerian forward, hence why they could be looking elsewhere.
We’re not saying they are, by the way, but it would make sense if they were.
Well, after fears over his recurring knee injury, there’s a new one to be worried about after the Carpi striker left his side’s 0-0 stalemate against Cesena just 26 minutes in, limping to the bench and getting substituted.
After the game, speaking to Gazzetta di Modena, his manager, Antonio Calabro, shed a bit of light on what happened, explaining it was a ‘muscular issue close to the knee’.
Not the same injury, just another one.
We’ll have to see how long the Leeds target ends up being out for, but if it’s for a long period of time, there’s every chance the Championship club could pull the plug, as the last thing they’ll want is a player who spends more time with the physios than on the pitch.