Manchester United are now in a favorable position to sign Khephren Thuram and other players from Ligue 1 side Nice, according to Jonathan Johnson. In an exclusive interview, Johnson stated that Arsenal may be interested in Thuram as a long-term replacement for Thomas Partey, but they could face difficulties if Manchester United also pursued the player. Johnson believes that players like Thuram and Jean-Clair Todibo would likely choose United over clubs like Arsenal if given the opportunity.
Discussing the rumors linking Thuram to Arsenal, Johnson said, “Arsenal are the latest club to show interest in Khephren Thuram, who has been attracting attention from top European clubs, most notably Liverpool.” However, the ownership connection between Nice and Manchester United through INEOS and Sir Jim Ratcliffe complicates a potential move to the Premier League. Johnson explained, “If there is interest in top talent at Nice, such as Thuram or Todibo, it is more likely that they would choose Manchester United over Arsenal or Liverpool.”
Despite Arsenal’s interest, Johnson believes that Nice’s strong performances in Ligue 1 and their potential qualification for the Champions League make them an attractive option for Thuram. He mentioned that qualifying for the Champions League could impact the asking price for Thuram and provide him with valuable experience in the competition. However, the ownership link between Nice and Manchester United gives the latter club an advantage in terms of finances and overall package offered to the player.
Thuram has attracted interest from other clubs as well, including PSG. With multiple suitors, his situation remains one to watch. However, the ownership connection now positions Manchester United as the frontrunners, assuming they qualify for Europe and can provide a more lucrative wage package than Nice.
According to the Source caughtoffside.com