Inter Milan Secures Signing of French Forward Thuram

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Marcus Thuram.

Inter Milan Completes Signing of French Striker Marcus Thuram on a Free Transfer Inter Milan has officially announced the signing of Marcus Thuram, the 25-year-old French striker and son of 1998 World Cup winner Lilian Thuram. He has agreed to a five-year contract with the Serie A club, reportedly worth €6.5 million ($7.1 million) per season.

The deal comes after Thuram’s successful season with Bundesliga side Borussia Moenchengladbach, during which he scored 13 goals. Following the conclusion of the season, Thuram became a free agent, leading to his move to Inter Milan. In an official statement on the club’s website, Inter Milan confirmed Thuram’s arrival, stating, “Marcus Thuram signs for Inter.

The forward, born in 1997, joins the Nerazzurri after spending four seasons with Borussia Moenchengladbach. “Thuram is set to join forces with Lautaro Martinez in the team’s forward line, taking the place of veteran Edin Dzeko, who recently signed with Turkish giants Fenerbahce.

Interestingly, Marcus Thuram was born in Parma, where his father, Lilian Thuram, played for five seasons and achieved success, including winning the UEFA Cup and Italian Cup in 1999 alongside renowned players such as Gianluigi Buffon and Fabio Cannavaro. In a twist of fate, Thuram’s father and the Italian team, featuring Buffon and Cannavaro, triumphed over France in the 2006 World Cup final, winning on penalties.

Lilian Thuram had initially hoped his son would pursue either fencing or judo, but Marcus defied his father’s wishes and chose football as his career path. Marcus Thuram also experienced World Cup heartbreak in the December 2022 final when France faced off against Argentina and Lautaro Martinez.

Despite a thrilling 3-3 draw, with France coming back from a 2-0 halftime deficit, they ultimately lost in a penalty shootout. Thuram, who has made ten appearances for the national team, played a significant role in setting up the equalizer that forced the game into extra time.

Thuram’s arrival at Inter Milan could potentially see him competing for a place in the starting lineup alongside Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker is currently in talks to extend his stay in Milan, despite his loan spell from Chelsea ending this week.


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