Chelsea record-signing Romelu Lukaku completed his loan move to Inter Milan just a year after leading them to the Serie A title. Inter will pay Chelsea £6.9m plus £3.5m in bonuses if they win the Scudetto. They will also cover all his wages this season. Lukaku revealed that he was in touch with Inter coach Simone Inzaghi all last season and was pleased to be back.
“The affection of the fans and my teammates, but also the opportunity to work with the coach. I stayed in contact with him all last season. I think the coach is doing well with the team. I want to contribute and do good for this club,” Romelu Lukaku said after completing his move to Inter Milan. “It’s like coming home. I think my family and I had a really good time in Milan thanks to the people, the fans, and my teammates. From the first day when I arrived here, everyone helped me a lot, I’m really happy. I didn’t even leave my home when I went to England, which shows how happy I am to be back here. Now I just want to see the guys on the pitch.”
“Inter have given me so much and I hope now to do even better than before,” he added. “It seemed impossible for me to come back here but we made it and for this I must also thank him. He continued to push and believe.”
“Since Lukaku’s return to Inter is very likely, a few things need to be made clear,” the fan group said. “Curva Nord supports Inter Milan and will not stage any protest against the player (despite his behavior last summer). That being said, nobody shall go and welcome him with scarves and banners representing the Curva or its groups. He will need to earn everything that, in case, will be done for him in the future with humility and sweat on the pitch.”