France midfield prospect Khephren Thuram has admitted he is aware of the growing interest in him at home and abroad as he prepares to make his international debut for Les Bleus.
Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United are among the Premier League clubs who have taken a keen interest in the Nice player. But they are not alone in following the 21-year-old, with Paris Saint Germain, Inter and Juventus all tracking him too.
Speaking ahead of this week’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against Netherlands and Republic of Ireland, Thuram was asked about the clubs on his tail.
“I hear, but I don’t concentrate on it,” Thuram said. “I am with Nice. I am very happy where I am.
“I am trying to get bigger with the club. I am trying to grow up with the club. So, yeah, obviously I hear it [the interest] but it’s not the most important. The most important is to do good with the team and be happy where I am.”
Thuram is set to make his debut for France to follow in the footsteps of brother Marcus and famed father Lillian – although strangely all play in very differeent positions. Lillian was all-action defender, Marcus is an attacker who likes to be on the left, whilst Khephren is defensive midfielder.
He has said he is delighted to be on the brink of his first cap and hopes he will do it with Marcus by his side, telling the Daily Telegraph: “It’s the aim of every soccer player to play for their national team and it would be even bigger, even greater to do that with my brother.”