The Sporting Director of Borussia Monchengladbach is well aware that there is no chance for the Bundesliga team to keep hold of striker Marcus Thuram amid interest from Inter and other top European clubs.
Speaking to German broadcaster Sport1, via FCInterNews, Gladbach Sporting Director Roland Virkus acknowledged that given that the interest has amassed around signing the 25-year-old on a free transfer in the summer, he will not be staying.
Thuram has emerged as a major target in attack for Inter, whilst Bayern Munich as well as a number of teams in La Liga, Serie A, and the Premier League have also been reported to have a strong interest in signing the World Cup runner-up.
The fact that Thuram’s contract with Gladbach is set to expire at the end of June is a key factor in his being such an interesting target for a number of teams.
For his part, Gladbach Sporting Director Virkus does not hide the fact that the Frenchman’s situation has made him all but impossible for the German team to keep past the end of the current season.
“We’ve decided to allow Thuram to leave,” he admitted.
“We have to accept that in light of all the bigger clubs where he could make the move to,” the executive continued.
“The fact that he plans to leave on a free transfer is not a positive situation, and I can’t sugarcoat it,” Virkus added.