Inter Milan star Marcus Thuram is looking to emulate the exploits of his idol Ronaldo in the Derby della Madonnina clash against AC Milan.

The Frenchman will experience his first Derby after signing for the Nerazzurri as a free agent last summer.

As Tuttosport (via FcInterNews) reminds us, the 26-year-old rejected proposals from Milan and Paris Saint-Germain to join Inter.

This fact should add an extra spice for what should be a thrilling contest between the two Serie A leaders.

Moreover, Thuram grew up idolizing “Il Fenomeno” Ronaldo who often found the back of the next against the Diavolo.

Hence, the Frenchman will be hoping to replicate the heroics of the Brazilian legend.

The source also reveals that Thuram and AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan shared some back-and-forth banter during the international break.

The two international teammates know on another too well. The Nerazzurri striker will be looking to score his first Derby goal at the expense of his compatriot.

Inter Milan Striker Marcus Thuram Is Looking To Replicate The Heroics Of Ronaldo In The Derby

On another note, the source points to the fact that Thuram is the only new outfield player who has already locked himself a place in Simone Inzaghi’s starting formation.

Only he and goalkeeper Yann Sommer have managed to become regular starters from the get-go.

The forward has already made three starting appearances this season, scoring a single goal and providing this teammates with three assists.