Italian journalist Paolo Condo feels that Porto striker Mehdi Taremi would start ahead of Marcus Thuram if he joins Inter Milan.

Writing in his column in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, Condo also argued that if it’s Marko Arnautovic who arrives at the Nerazzurri, the Thuram will in fact likely be the starter in attack.

Next season, there will be a fair bit of change in Inter’s attack.

Lautaro Martinez will remain as a point of reference. Meanwhile, Joaquin Correa could still be around if the Nerazzurri do not manage to sell the 29-year-old.

However, there will be at least two new forwards in Simone Inzaghi’s squad.

The identity of one of these is already known – Marcus Thuram has signed on a free transfer.

However, Inter still haven’t sealed a deal for another striker.

They will soon, barring major surprises. And in the view of Italian journalist Condo, the club’s decision could have a big impact on the role that Thuram has next season.

Condo: Taremi Would Bench Arnautovic At Inter, Arnautovic Won’t

Condo writes that “Thuram’s value to the team will become more clear when the name of the first striker is know.”

He continues that “Taremi would send him to the bench. With Arnautovic, though, who knows.”

“Cuadrado certainly still has something left in the tank,” he continues, recounting Inter’s summer business.

“And it would certainly be a shame if they lose out on Samardzic,” Condo writes. “He could add some creative flair to a midfield that is largely more physical.”

Recent reports suggest that Inter are close to signing Arnautovic.

However, the Nerazzurri could also try to sign another striker in addition to the Austrian. This would particularly be the case if Joaquin Correa were to leave.

Then, Taremi could well join.