Thuram About to Finalize Switch from Nice to Juventus

Khephren Thuram is de facto a new Juventus player. He will be the second piece of their rebuilt midfield after Douglas Luiz and the third summer signing following also Michele Di Gregorio. The former Nice star landed in Italy early on Tuesday for the medicals and the signature, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs. The official announcement is expected on Wednesday.

The Bianconeri will shell out €20M plus potentially €5M add-ons. He’ll make €2.5M annually at first. He had just a year on his deal with Le Gym and picked the Old Lady among his possible destinations. His brother Marcus and father Lilian were factors in his decision.

Juventus were in advanced talks to sign Thuram in 2019. He would have been part of the U-23 team back then, but he preferred staying in his home country fresh off the Monaco youth academy. He has progressively risen to prominence in Cote d’Azur, accumulating 167 appearances, 9 goals, and 12 assists.

The 23-year-old debuted with France in March 2023. He withdrew from the Olympic team because of the transfer. Despite their two additions, the Bianconeri continue pursuing Teun Koopmeiners and are staying in touch with Adrien Rabiot concerning his renewal.

Our Take on Juventus and Thuram

They perhaps spent a little more than they would have liked given his contractual status, but it’s a solid piece of business nonetheless. Thiago Motta’s system runs on dynamic midfielders, so the more, the merrier. The combo doesn’t only soften the blow for potentially losing Rabiot, and they should let go at this point, but also figures to be more suitable to the new coach’s tactics.

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