While other high-profile players don’t always show up in big matches, Marcus Thuram has thrived in that kind of contests since joining Inter, exceeding the rosiest expectations. He made his presence felt against Roma in the most recent round, Calciomercato points out.
On top of punishing the Giallorossi, he scored versus Napoli, Lazio, in Serie A and Supercoppa, Milan, Fiorentina, Torino, which boast the third-best defense in Serie A, and Benfica. Moreover, he contributed to own goals in the last bout and the pivotal clash against Juventus two weeks ago.
Thuram has hit the net 11 times and provided 11 assists in his first Inter season. He’s easily putting together the best campaign of his career. He has vastly outplayed Romelu Lukaku, whom he de facto replaced. The Nerazzurri wanted the Belgian back before his about-face last summer.
They won the race to put him under contract while he was a free agent also because they fully believed he could turn into a pure center-forward, while he had featured in different roles in the past. He’s now being eyed by the top European powerhouses, but La Beneamata is protected by a €95M release clause.
Our Take on Inter and Thuram
Probably not even their executives would have been so optimistic about his fit, level, and immediate adaption to Serie A. He quickly turned out to be a perfect partner in crime for Lautaro Martinez. The fact that the deal was cheap and that Lukaku hasn’t been great are the cherries on top.
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