As soon as he realized the Blues’ interest was serious, Lukaku immediately begged the Nerazurri to let him go
Romelu Lukaku admits he forced Inter Milan to let him go to Chelsea once he realized their interest was “serious” in the transfer market this summer, with the Belgian striker determined to complete his move to Stamford Bridge.
The offer was finally accepted by the Serie A champions after rejecting the first three offers.
Lukaku was afraid his move would not materialize, so he forced a discussion with the club after admitting his heart could no longer lie.
Lukaku spoke of his return to Chelsea after 10 years in England and Italy: “As soon as Chelsea made a third offer, I realized they were serious and [pikiran] I’m not there anymore. “
“Chelsea offer €110 million plus [Davide] Zappacosta, but Inter refused, so I knocked on the office [Simone] Inzaghi and asked that [kedua klub] mutually agree.”
“My body is at Inter, but my heart is already in London.”
“Inter pulled me out of the dirt, I’ll just leave Nerazzurri for Chelsea.”
Chelsea brought Lukaku for the first time in 2011 when he was a teenager who had just penetrated the Anderlecht senior team.
He made just 15 goalless appearances for The Blues before being loaned out to West Brom and Everton, and finally permanent at Goodison Park 2014 yesterday.
On Merseyside, his value has soared, and was finally annexed by Manchester United for a high price in 2017 and Lukaku successfully penetrated 100 Premier League goals.
Unfortunately his quality was underappreciated at Old Trafford, and ended up leaving for Inter after two seasons with the Red Devils.
During his two seasons in Italy, he scored 64 goals in 95 appearances, and won one Serie A title. This achievement convinced Chelsea to send him home again.
The 28-year-old started his second spell at Chelsea brilliantly, scoring his debut goal against Arsenal and he is expected to help Chelsea retain the Champions League and claim the 2021/22 Premier League crown.