One year after joining Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea for 113 million euros, Belgian striker, Romelu Lukaku has rejoined the Italian side, Inter Milan on loan.
Despite his prolific scoring record in Italy, the Belgian failed to replicate the sam form for the Blues coach and even fell on the wrong side of the manager after his infamous interview to Sky Sport Italia where he had expressed his desire to retur to Inter Milan.
“I really hope from bottom of my heart to return to Inter not at the end of my career, but when I’m still at top level to win more together,” said Lukaku.
Now, six months after the interview and a year after Chelsea made him one of the top 10 most expensive transfers in history, Lukaku is back at Inter.
The Nerazzurri have signed the striker on loan for 8 million euros, plus 2m euros in bonuses as per La Gazzetta dello Sport and the BBC.
In order to facilitate the move, Lukaku has also reduced his salary, which Inter will cover in full.
Lukaku’s second spell at Chelsea hadn’t gone as planned.
The Belgian scored 15 goals in 44 appearances, with just eight of them coming in 26 Premier League matches.
Inter have agreed to pay a loan fee of about 8m euros (£6.9m) for Lukaku, who helped them win Serie A in 2020-21.
“I’m back baby,” Lukaku said in a video on Inter’s Twitter page.