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Report: Thuram Agrees to Terms with Inter

The French striker has chosen the Nerazzurri over city rivals Milan

Borussia Moenchengladbach v FC Internazionale: Group B - UEFA Champions League Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

The first real answer to Inter’s striker question might be on the way. According to reports, Borussia Monchengladbach striker Marcus Thuram is just about an Inter player after agreeing to a free agent deal of a 5-year contract on €6m net per season. The 25-year-old also had interest from PSG, RB Leipzig, and most notably Milan, but has decided on Inter, who need at least 2 new strikers to replace Edin Dzeko and possibly Romelu Lukaku (not to mention Joaquin Correa, but offloading him is easier said than done).

Thuram ended the 2022/23 season with 16 goals and 7 assists in 32 appearances, including a career-high 13 Bundesliga strikes. He looks like a strong fit for Inter’s 2 striker formation, and although clinicalness isn’t one of his biggest strengths (which means he fits in even better with Inter’s current striker group), a Lautaro-Thuram partnership could be quite a headache for opposing defenses.

Inter also is nearing a deal for Cesar Azpilicueta who will terminate his Chelsea contract and help fill the Milan Skriniar-sized gap on the Nerazzurri’s backline. If rumors are to be believed, the 34-year-old will be joined by 22-year-old Yann Bisseck as Inter’s defensive reinforcements in a 2-for-1 Skriniar replacement. These additions are further examples of Beppe Marotta’s skill on the free agent market, but any bigger moves will have to wait thanks to the still-shaky financial situation at the club.

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