The decision of Marcus Thuram to join Inter Milan this summer was linked to Luis Enrique, Julian Naglesmann, and Edin Dzeko.

This according to Spanish news outlet Relevo, via FCInterNews. The outlet give backstory on how the Nerazzurri won the race to sign the Frenchman over Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan.

Inter were one of a number of teams to show an interest in signing Thuram on a free transfer this summer.

However, once the summer transfer window rolled around, the race to sign the Frenchman seemed to boil down to three teams in particular.

French giants Paris Saint-Germain were one of the 26-year-old’s main suitors. The Parisians would have had at least one clear selling point for Thuram – the chance to return to his homeland to play in Ligue 1.

But according to Relevo, Thuram was ready to base his decision on who PSG appointed as head coach.

For some time, it had looked as though the French champions would move for Julian Nagelsmann.

There were talks between PSG and the former Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, and Hoffenheim coach.

However, in the end PSG brought in Luis Enrique instead of the German.

Marcus Thuram Chose Inter Milan After PSG Chose Luis Enrique

According to Relevo, Thuram would have wanted to join PSG had the French club appointed Nagelsmann as coach.

But after it became clear that they would not be doing so, the Spanish outlet reports, he decided that he did not want to join the French champions.

Therefore, Thuram made up his mind to move to Serie A instead.

The two clubs with the strongest interest in the Frenchman by far were Inter and AC Milan.

And then, the Nerazzurri found that circumstances aligned perfectly for them to get the jump on their derby rivals.

Striker Edin Dzeko confirmed that he would be leaving Inter on a free transfer to join Fenerbahce.

This opened up a slot in Inter’s squad – as well as their wage bill – for a top-class striker.

And so the Nerazzurri moved. They wasted no time in securing an agreement with Thuram.

Inter had already actually been close to signing the Frenchman two years ago, in the summer of 2021. But this time around, everything lined up perfectly, and they won the race for his signature.