Marcus Thuram were in talks with AC Milan for quite some time but eventually decided to join Inter, who came knocking at the last minute. In a recent interview, he acknowledged that the decision wasn’t popular.
Giorgio Furlani was in talks with Thuram and his entourage for around 20 days, but Inter swooped in at the last minute and secured the Frenchman’s services. It should be noted, however, that Milan never reached an agreement with Thuram on the salary (which they deemed too high).
In today’s edition of Gazzetta Dello Sport, as cited by our colleague at SempreMilan.it, Thuram opened up about the decision to join Inter and acknowledged that the Milan fans might boo him in the derby.
“Eh, the Milan fans will certainly be angry with me. Everyone makes their own choices, and I know why I did it. I’m not worried about the boos that will come my way. It’s a derby anyway, the boos would have come in any case,” he stated.
Since they missed out on Thuram, Milan have worked with great determination on the mercato and eventually decided to sign Noah Okafor for the No.9 role instead. Based on the salary demands of Frenchman, the Swiss striker is actually cheaper all things considered.