Striker Marcus Thuram is making sure that Inter Milan aren’t too bothered by the dramatic summer exit of Romelu Lukaku.
Today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, highlight the important role that the Frenchman is playing for the Nerazzurri.
Thuram will not necessarily have expected that he was going to be the man to essentially “replace” Lukaku in Inter’s attack.
Rather, it had initially looked like the 26-year-old was more of a man to replace Edin Dzeko.
When Thuram signed for Inter, the Nerazzurri were still trying to sign Lukaku from Chelsea.
But then the dramatic summer soap opera with Lukaku took place. There was no Inter return for the Belgian after all.
Marcus Thuram Helps Inter Put Lukaku Soap Opera In The Past
The focus of the big transfer saga between Inter and Lukaku in the summer was not exactly on the pitch.
Rather, the feeling of betrayal and hurt feelings for all parties dominated the headlines.
But at the end of the day, Inter were also losing out on a player who can have a huge role to play on the pitch.
No one would deny the kind of impact that Lukaku can have in any team’s attack.
And the Belgian’s sudden absence from Inter’s plans left the Nerazzurri scrambling to come up with other ideas.
And those ended up including moves for Marko Arnautovic and Alexis Sanchez in August.
But Arnautovic has ended up being out for a big chunk of this season so far with an injury.
And Sanchez, though he had the best performance of his second spell at Inter against Red Bull Salzburg during the week, is still far from his best.
So it’s fallen to Thuram to really make sure that Inter don’t regret losing out on Lukaku.
And the Frenchman has done exactly that.