With the regular English Premier League season over and the appointment of sporting director Jorg Schmadtke confirmed, Liverpool seem to be moving quick when it comes to transfer reinforcements in the summer. One of the names being is OGC Nice’s Khephren Thuram, son of France legend Lilian Thuram.
Unlike his father, Khephren is a midfielder – an area of the pitch that Liverpool are screaming for reinforcements. It’s even being reported that Liverpool have met the agents and representatives of the player. Now Thuram has commented on the speculation around his future.
Thuram was asked at the UNFP award ceremony this week and said, “I want to progress, go on the field, have fun. For now, I’m in Nice. It’s going very well. I really like the club, so I still see myself in Nice. I am very well in Nice.
“There are noises, I hear, but I’m happy in Nice. I hope to grow with this club. I would like him [Didier Digard, manager] to stay because he brought a lot to this group when it was in a difficult period.
“I don’t know if I tell him enough but he’s someone I can never thank enough. He helped me a lot in difficult times in my young career. We worked a lot together. I wish him only happiness, in Nice, or elsewhere.”
So it seems that Thuram is playing down links with a move and seems happy in France. Which would be a blow for Liverpoool as Thuram is a highly rated midfielder.
However, it could be that Thuram is just being polite and doesn’t want to rock the boat at his current club.