Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku revealed that Inter Milan helped him out of a “deep hole” at Manchester United. He admitted that it was a tough decision to leave the Serie A club but admitted that he only would have ever left the club to come to Chelsea. He left Manchester United when he was out of favour with Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer in 2019. He took the Serie A by storm scoring 64 goals in his 95 appearances in the league. He helped Inter Milan to their first Serie A title in 11 years.
“I was only going to leave Inter Milan for Chelsea,” Romelu Lukaku said after his return to Chelsea. “Kids love Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United. And Chelsea for me, everyone knows what Chelsea means to me. If they ask me, why would I say no? I only realised that Chelsea was serious at the third offer. So it was €100m (£85m), then it was €105m (£90m), and then it went to €110m (£94m). Then I knew, this is truly serious.”
“I was in a deep hole at Man United. I didn’t want to go behind Inter’s back,” he added. “So after training, I went to [Inter boss Simone] Inzaghi’s office. I didn’t want to ruin the atmosphere because I was no longer with my head in Milan. So I asked him: please find an agreement.”
“The first two training sessions, that intensity was so high that the first two or three days I had a bit of a scare,” Lukaku said about training sessions at Chelsea. “But two days before the match we had a training session where I scored two goals and I thought yes. The team is looking good, the coach is looking good, I love the system that we play because it’s the same system as here [with Belgium], only the emphasis is different. For me, it’s fantastic because I play in a team that dominates.”