How did Inter Milan manage to beat AC Milan to get Marcus Thuram in the summer transfer window? The Nerazzurri were in the market for a striker and went through a series of failures to acquire one. However, their longing interest in Thuram finally paid off as the French forward wanted to join only Inter. Taking on from his father, Thuram decided to join Inter after their recent success in Europe. However, their eternal rivals, AC Milan were close to completing the deal with Gladbach.
The Nerazzurri had to sign a striker after the departure of Edin Dzeko and Romelu Lukaku. They were looking for a forward that would support Lautaro at the front and start the majority of the matches. Hence, Inter had to sign a quality striker, who could share the workload of Lautaro Martinez. The Argentine forward has been the talisman for Inter, but the attacking unit has to step up if he goes through a rough patch.
How did Inter beat Milan to get Thuram in the summer?
The Nerazzurri had an agreement with the player on personal terms. But they managed to beat AC Milan by offering €1.5m more per season to the French forward. Moreover, so far, their decision is working as Thuram is adapting to his role. The French forward recently got praise from Antoine Greizmann, as his French teammates said that Thuram is a unique forward. The former Gladbach striker can operate in different positions. Griezmann said that every team needs a forward like him, who is versatile as it helps in the transition to move to different places.
Thuram has already provided two assists so far in Serie A, and scored a thumping header. The French forward has been showing improvement right from the first three games in Serie A. Thuram received advice from his father, which has helped him to adapt to the Italian league.