Converting any homepage to news website - Is it possible?



Hi guys, I am a noob, so I need some serious help.

My story is, i will build a news website and while I’ve checked almost a thousand of themes including news themes, I decided to go for a theme which has a cleaner design like Integrity of theme X:

The problem is: I need also something like this on index page:

… A grid of thumbnails (10 on this example page) which link to ‘Latest News’.

Is there a plugin so I can implement it to any theme that I buy?
(preferably free - if not, with a cost)