Lukaku becomes a record player
Tuchel disposes of 113 million euros at the present time
06/22/2022, 10:55 AM
Romelu Lukaku is the most expensive purchase in Chelsea’s history, he is not poor in noble transfers, but the Belgian quickly becomes a misunderstanding: he will soon lose his usual place under Thomas Tuchel, an interview that causes trouble. They have now gone their separate ways for at least a year.
It looks like star striker Romelu Lukaku will leave Chelsea for the second time in his career: German coach Thomas Tuchel’s club has loaned the Belgian national football striker to Inter Milan for a season. According to Sky, the Italians pay a rental fee of eight million euros, as well as a bonus payment of four million euros. Chelsea had originally asked for much more, and wanted one of the best payroll earners in representing the hapless Lukaku. In London, the 29-year-old’s contract remains until June 30, 2026, and a purchase option has yet to be agreed.
With the transfer, Lukaku became a record player: according to the calculation of the portal transfermarkt.de, the Belgian has earned a transfer fee of 333.5 million euros in his career since the start of the loan – more than any other professional footballer. Lukaku actually played for Inter from 2019 to 2021 and won the championship with Milan, among other things. The Italians paid 74 million euros to buy Lukaku for Manchester United, who in turn signed him from Everton in the summer of 2017 for 84 million euros. Lukaku’s journey began in 2011 with the €15 million move from RSC Anderlecht to Chelsea. After a loan to West Brom in 2012 and another to Everton in 2013, the Beatles-based Toffees signed him for €35.4 million in the summer of 2014.
I’m not happy in London
Lukaku was in the summer of 2021, After a strong European championship with four goals in five matches, he moved from Inter Milan to Stamford Bridge for 113 million euros, thus becoming the most expensive player in the club’s history, which was promoted by billions from the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. But the formidable striker did not live up to high expectations from a sporting point of view: he played only 26 Premier League matches (eight goals) last season, and scored only two goals in the Champions League.
At the end of 2021, a few months after his arrival, an interview with “Sky Sports Italia” caused a lot of trouble in London: “After two years in Italy, during which I worked a lot with coaches and nutritionists at Inter. Milan, I am here,” Lukaku said. Physically good, even better than before. But I’m not happy with the situation here in London, it’s normal”, adding: “I hope with all my heart to return to Inter, but not at the end of my career, but when I’m still good enough to win more titles. “.
“We don’t like him”
Tuchel reacted angrily to his attacker’s comments: “We don’t like it, I don’t like it because it’s noise we don’t need. We need a calm environment and focus and that’s not helpful. I don’t feel like he’s unhappy. That’s why I’d say it’s a surprise. If there’s something we’re talking about. , he is behind closed doors” – reprimanded world coach Lukaku and removed him from his team in the next league match against Liverpool.
Later, they gathered themselves again: Tuchel announced his “apologise” a few days after briefly ousting his attacker. “We’re glad we took the time to look into it and talk about it calmly.” It’s “not as big as people might want to achieve,” Tuchel added. “Although it’s not small, it’s small enough to keep you calm, accept an apology, and move on.”
However, the Belgium national team’s record goalscorer could not take off at Chelsea then: Lukaku scored just three goals in 13 Premier League matches. Meanwhile, Inter Milan couldn’t prevent local rival AC Milan from winning their first Italian championship in eleven years – only the Nerazzurri managed to finish second.