Marcus Thuram

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Marcus Thuram signs for Inter​


Marcus Thuram is quick. He has always been quick, to reach his goals and to overcome any hurdle in his path. To show that he is worth so much more than just the name on the back of his shirt, though he has never forgotten the teachings and example of his father Lilian, who, initially, would have preferred him to have taken up judo or fencing.

To no avail. They’re too similar and both were destined to make waves in Italy. Marcus was born on 6 August 1997 in Parma, while his father was playing for the Gialloblù. Football has always been part of life for the lad they call Tikus; he dreamed of going on the attack and making the net bulge. Scoring is a joy for Thuram. It’s a joy that was instilled in him by Ronaldinho, Henry and Leo Messi after training sessions at Barcelona - where his dad was playing - when they would stay behind to have a kickabout with him.

Marcus’ footballing adventure began in Neilly-sur-Seine before he joined Athletic Club Boulogne-Billancourt where, at the age of 13, he once turned up for a game wearing the same boots that his father had donned in the 2006 World Cup final. Following in the footsteps of Lilian, quite literally. Not yet an adult, he signed for Sochaux and then Guingamp in 2017. By then, he was well on his way. He scored 17 goals for EAG in two seasons with the club, including one to knock Paris Saint-Germain out of the Coupe de la Ligue in 2019.

Marcus got quicker and it wasn’t long before he headed to Germany to sign for Borussia Mönchengladbach. It was at Borussia-Park that he really burst onto the scene. He changed his game, adding a refined technique and an eye for goal to his pace and power. Thuram is one of those electrifying entertainers; he drives his team on and off the pitch. Marcus celebrated Gladbach’s home wins by waving his shirt on a corner flag in front of the home crowd after a match. And those wins and successes kept coming and growing, so much so that he won a place in a talented France squad and played in the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar.

His path has crossed with Inter before. In October 2020, Thuram made his Champions League debut against the Nerazzurri at San Siro. That was the first taste of San Siro for a boy that had grown up dreaming of emulating Ronaldo O Fenômeno, who engaged in numerous battles with his father Lilian.

Now, following his best season to date with 13 goals and six assists in the Bundesliga, Tikus’ adventure with the Nerazzurri has officially begun.

#WelcomeMarcus

 

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hope he's looking forward to his sick plusvalenza next summer
 

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Wow i dont know why.. but i have so much hope for this guy..hes great for our formation 3 5 2
With Lautaro or Lukaku if he comes up front this could be deadly..
 

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Let’s get to know Marcus Thuram better: 10 interesting facts​

His celebrations, childhood idols and passions: everything you need to know about the new Nerazzurri forward​


Marcus Lilian Thuram-Ulien, Inter’s new forward, was born in Parma on 6 August 1997. The son of Lilian Thuram, who played for the Emilian team at the time, he is French of Guadalupian origin. He grew up in Italy, where he lived until 2006, before moving to Barcelona with his family and then settling in France.

His playing career saw him blossom in the youth ranks of Sochaux, the team he made his professional debut for. From 2017 to 2019, he played for Guingamp before moving on to Borussia Mönchengladbach. He spent four seasons in the Bundesliga, where he made 134 appearances and scored 44 goals. In the meantime, he made his debut for the French national team and has gone on to win ten caps, five of which came at the 2022 World Cup. In Qatar, he played from the 41st minute of the first half in the World Cup final.

His nickname: TIKUS​

Marcus Thuram, known to everyone as "Tikus". The origin of the French striker's nickname can be traced back to his youth days when it was given to him to distinguish him from other teammates who had the same name. In Guadeloupe Creole, “ti” means “little”, while “kus” is a syllable of his name Marcus. In other words, “little Marcus”, although he is now 192 cm tall.

His blanket... in Ronaldo’s hands​

Throughout his childhood, Marcus couldn’t be separated from a blanket, just like the Peanuts character Linus. Back then, his dad, Lilian, was taking on the biggest champions in football, and the player he had the most respect for was Ronaldo, O Fenômeno. This reverential fear was transmitted to Marcus and exploited by his mum: “We need to give your blanket to Ronaldo.” It was the only way to convince Marcus to part ways with it.

International appearances​

In his ten appearances for France, Thuram is yet to score. Five of these caps came at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, during which he provided two assists for Kylian Mbappé. The second came in the final against Argentina as Les Bleus temporarily made it 2-2.

His two celebrations​

Marcus Thuram likes to celebrate in one of two ways when he finds the net. His first celebration involves using one arm to point at the biceps muscle in the other with two fingers; the other arm, meanwhile, is brought to his head with two fingers touching the temple. This is his way of pointing out that his head gives strength to his actions. His second celebration sees him cross his arms over his chest with clenched fists. This is a tribute to Black Panther, his favourite superhero.

His first time at San Siro… with a misunderstanding​

In October 2020, Borussia Mönchengladbach arrived in Milano to take on Inter in the Champions League group stage. It was Thuram’s first time at San Siro. In the height of the pandemic, the players made their way through the entrance wearing masks. However, Marcus was stopped by a steward, who didn’t recognise him. Marcus didn’t have his documents with him so opened Google with his smartphone, typed in “Marcus Thuram” and showed the search results to the steward, who then let him enter. The incident was documented on Borussia’s Twitter account. During his career, Thuram has faced Inter twice, with these two appearances coming in the two Champions League games between Inter and Borussia.

His first memory of Inter​

When asked “If I say Inter, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?”, Marcus didn’t hesitate, saying: “Adriano”. His admiration arose seeing the Brazilian striker’s exploits between 2004 and 2006. Thuram was still living in Italy and thoroughly enjoyed the Emperor’s brilliant displays in a Nerazzurri shirt.

His idols​

Marcus’ idols are four invaluable people to him: his dad, Lilian, his mum, Karine, his brother, Képhren, and his grandma.

His best goal​

An unstoppable burst forward with the ball at his feet. Starting from midfield, he charged towards goal, sat the goalkeeper down and deposited the ball into the net with his left foot. This, according to Marcus himself, was the best goal he’s scored in his career. He bagged it on 11 November 2022 in Borussia Mönchengladbach vs. Borussia Dortmund.


His passion for other sports​

Marcus is passionate about basketball. He doesn’t support any particular team, but he’s a big fan of LeBron James.

Dragon Ball and his favourite character​

Dragon Ball is among his passions away from football, and Vegeta is his favourite character.

 

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Good luck! Hoping Inzaghi can unlock some hidden skill in him

Sometimes a change in environment can do wonders. Like Coutinho. Dude had the weakest shot in our squad and went on to become one of the best long-range shooters at in the world at Liverpool - in like 1.5 seasons?
 

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Welcome bro, show us your skills, dedication, and love. here's to a successful journey! good luck

p.s: I wonder why he (earning 6.5m) should receive a higher salary than Lautaro (earning 6m)
 

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Lautaro is the better player, so it's funny to see him being paid more at Inter. I don't expect much, well, not until I see who is also coming to be in attack
 

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Welcome bro, show us your skills, dedication, and love. here's to a successful journey! good luck

p.s: I wonder why he (earning 6.5m) should receive a higher salary than Lautaro (earning 6m)
Cause he came free.. you need to give him good contract, otherwise he could go anywhere he wants
 

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3 years max with us. Growth Degree period.

Welcome, Marcus!!
 

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Future plusvalenza

On a serious note, never been this excited for a new signing since Hakimi. So fingers crossed.
 

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Can’t wait to see his cooking skills vs Correa
 

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From official bundesliga you tube channel:

Really excited to see shit like that assist he did at 2:03. He really has a monstrously long stride when sprinting, which will no doubt come in handy in a league like seria a.
 
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