Inter’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta has made a name for himself when it comes to sign free agents and Marcus Thuram could be the next in line.
In recent times with the Nerazzurri, he managed to snatch Hakan Calhanoglu from Milan and Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Roma for free. Add goalkeeper André Onana on this list and you’ll understand why Inter are considered a serious contender to sign French striker Thuram for free this next summer. Competition, though, might be too much for Inter.
As reported by Marco Conterio, the son of World Cup winner’s Lilian Thuram is followed closely by major big clubs across Europe, namely Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Tottenham while for Sky Sport, Bayern Munich are the clear front runners.
Thuram’s decision to not renew his contract with Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach has been confirmed by club’s sport director Roland Virkus on Saturday.
Inter were well aware of the situation and in January, made a move to anticipate the competition. Nevertheless their offer had been rejected by Monchengladbach as the club still asked €15 million to sell the player despite his contract was running out.
Giuseppe Marotta has offered Thuram a €5 million per year salary – a competitive offer which is still on the table and made possibile by the fact that The Nerazzurri could benefit from tax concessions.
Inter were close to signing Thuram in 2021 after Lukaku’s sale to Chelsea but a knee injury stopped the operation with the Nerazzurri then opting to buy Joaquin Correa from Lazio.
Andrea Agostinelli I GIFN