Marcus Thuram, Alassane Pléa and Yann Sommer Targeted

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Lucien Favre reportedly wants to bring Marcus Thuram and Alassane Pléa to Nice in addition to Yann Sommer. 

Nice Reportedly Picking Stars This Season

According to a recent news story, Yann Sommer may join OGC Nice after returning to the French Ligue 1 club by former Gladbach manager Lucien Favre. 

Marcus Thuram, Alassane Pléa and Yann Sommer Targeted

According to a recent report in Bild, Favre is reportedly also interested in Gladbach players Alassane Pléa and Marcus Thuram in addition to Sommer. The Gladbach contracts of Sommer, Plea, and Thuram expire in 2023. Before his €23 million transfer to Borussia-Park in 2018, Plea played for Nice under Favre.

As transfer talks between the two teams continue, French writer Fabrice Hawkins claims Sommer has already come to a deal with Nice. Lucien Favre, a former head coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund, just returned to Nice and is also focusing on Thuram and Pléa.

Thuram and Pléa are both entering the last year of their contracts, and as Gladbach rebuilds under Daniel Farke, they may be obliged to sell two of their highest-paid players to acquire transfer funds, or else risk losing the French pair on free transfers next summer.

Pléa played under Favre from 2016-18 for two years while Thuram (24) has a great reputation within France and is a potential teammate of Khephren Thuram.

Nice Reportedly Picking Stars This Season

Past Performances Of The Picks

Yann Sommer

Before moving to Mönchengladbach in 2014, Sommer finished his apprenticeship in Basel, wherein he conquered the Swiss Super League four times in a row.

The 2014–15 Bundesliga season marked Mönchengladbach’s highest league wrap-up since 1978. It was Sommer’s first season in charge. Sommer’s contract was renewed from November 2019 to 2023. Borussia Mönchengladbach lost to Manchester City in the Round of 16 in the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League.

Alassane Pléa

Over the course of his career in the Bundesliga, Alassane Pléa has participated in 123 games. He has taken home 52 of them. He has competed in every game of his professional career for Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga. He has now successfully lobbied 38 balls into the goal.

He now holds the 26th spot on the active scoring table with a total of 38 goals scored throughout his Bundesliga career. Alassane Pléa is currently the team’s second-best scorer with 10 goals scored throughout the current campaign.

He is currently his team’s most productive goal-assist provider with six assists to his credit. He is the member of the team with the most shots on goal (62 shots). The player wearing number 14 currently holds the second-best position in his club’s statistics after being in charge of 53 passes that led to shots.

He started in the starting lineup for 24 of the 33 games of the season. He and his team won 11 of these 33 games. The 29-year-old also played in nine games as a substitute.

Marcus Thuram

Marcus is the seventh-best scorer on his club this season with three goals scored for his group. He has attempted the sixth-most shots on target of any Borussia Mönchengladbach player with 31 thus far.

He has so far contributed 15 passes before a shot, placing him in the tenth position in his club’s statistics. He started in the lineup for nine of the season’s first 21 games. The 24-year-old and his team won 8 of these 21 games.

In addition, he played in 12 games as a replacement.

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