French striker Marcus Thuram has joined Inter Milan on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach, signing a five-year deal.

The Nerazzurri have confirmed the arrival of the 25-year-old in an announcement on their official site.

Inter have won the race to sign Thuram this summer.

The Nerazzurri’s pursuit of the Gladbach striker has been a long and winding one.

Inter had reportedly been very close to signing the Frenchman already in 2021. However, a knee injury to the player prompted them to move on to other targets, signing Joaquin Correa from Lazio instead.

However, Thuram’s availability on a free transfer this summer reignited their interest.

The France international’s contract with Gladbach is up at the end of this month. The player decided not to extend his contract with the Bundesliga team.

Inter have been pursuing Thuram as a summer free transfer opportunity. The Nerazzurri have been in talks with the Thuram‘s representatives since the World Cup about a potential summer move.

Meanwhile, all of Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester United have made their attempts, among others.

In the past couple weeks, AC Milan also strongly pushed to sign Thuram. However, Inter made the decisive move starting last week.

Marcus Thuram Arrives At Inter Milan

Thuram flew to Milan today where he wrapped up the final details of his move to Inter.

The Frenchman underwent medical tests with the club’s doctors. Then, he signed his contract to begin his Inter adventure.

Thuram will reportedly link up with his new teammates when the team convene for their preseason preparations next month at the Nerazzurri training centre.

Inter do not announce the wages that Thuram will earn over his five-year contract. However, his wages are widely reported to be around €6 million net per season.

At his previous club Gladbach, Thuram made 134 appearances across all competitions, scoring 44 goals in the process. Prior to that, he had made 72 appearances and scored 17 goals for Sochaux.

Thuram has also made ten senior appearances for France, in addition to caps at various youth levels. The 25-year-old was in Les Bleus’ squad for the World Cup in Qatar, where he made a substitute appearance in the final.