Only a year after his arrival at Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku left the club in the London capital. Returning to Inter Milan on loan, the Belgian striker is aiming for a rebound after a poor 2021-2022 season.
Romelu Lukaku is not drawing a definitive line from his time at Chelsea, but the Belgian striker will temporarily turn the page with the Blues. This Wednesday, the 29-year-old centre-forward secured his return to Inter Milan, just a year after leaving the Nerazzurri for the London capital club, with whom his contract remains in force until June 2026. The former Manchester United player joins the 2022 Italian runners-up on a season-long loan which is not expected to include any option or obligation to buy.
Romelu Lukaku will spend the 2022/23 campaign with Inter Milan after completing a season-long loan. ⤵️
– Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 29, 2022
“Everything is done, everyone is extremely happy. At first, no one believed in this return, it seemed an impossible undertaking. But we believed in it from the first moment and we succeeded by working behind the scenes, both with the new owner of Chelsea and with the leaders of Inter. The result is the following: the return of Rom. We hope it will be a great success. No one can say what will happen in a year. Everything can happen. In the meantime, let’s enjoy the happiness of Lukaku”welcomed his lawyer Sébastien Ledure to Sky Italia.
64 goals in 95 games
The Red Devil will want to find colors with the Lombard club, for which the native of Antwerp had scored 64 goals in 95 games in all competitions and won the Scudetto in 2021 alongside Lautaro Martinez. Become in August 2021 the most expensive recruit in the history of Chelsea (113 million euros), Romelu Lukaku will have disappointed with “only” 15 goals in 44 matches in all competitions, a record not up to the enormous investment by the winner of the 2021 Champions League. 8 goals in the Premier League, 2 small achievements in the Champions League… The Belgian’s 2021-2022 financial year will not have been one of major events.