Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta confirms club will not re-sign Romelu Lukaku
Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that his club will not be re-signing Romelu Lukaku on a everlasting foundation this summer season, with the striker set to return to Chelsea.
The Belgium worldwide initially represented the Serie A giants between 2019 and 2021, scoring 64 targets throughout two spectacular campaigns, which noticed Chelsea re-sign him in a £97.5m deal.
Lukaku solely managed 15 targets for the Premier League outfit in the course of the 2021-22 marketing campaign, although, and he was allowed to return to Inter on mortgage final summer season.
The 29-year-old has discovered it troublesome to point out his finest type for Inter this season, scoring simply 5 instances in 18 appearances in all competitions, together with solely three targets in Serie A.
A latest report claimed that Inter would wrestle to re-sign Lukaku on a everlasting foundation within the upcoming market as a result of value to of the deal.
Marotta has now confirmed that the Belgian will be returning to Stamford Bridge this summer season fairly than becoming a member of the Black and Blues on a long-term foundation.
“The mortgage was for one season so on June 30 no matter how properly he performs, he’ll return to Chelsea,” Marotta informed Sky Italia. “This has been an unprecedented season.
“I am referring after all to the World Cup. The issues we have skilled have been skilled by different golf equipment too and the gamers who performed on the World Cup.
“Lukaku is a working example. [Marcelo] Brozovic is not the Brozovic we all know. Lukaku hasn’t discovered the health he must play his finest soccer. He is nonetheless not at his finest or the participant we received to see in years passed by.”
Inter booked their spot within the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of a goalless draw with Porto within the second leg of their last-16 contest on Tuesday evening.
Lukaku’s purpose proved to be the distinction between the 2 groups over the 2 legs, however he was solely a second-half substitute in opposition to the Portuguese giants at Estadio do Dragao.
A latest report claimed that Lukaku is not within the plans of Chelsea boss Graham Potter for the 2023-24 marketing campaign, with the Blues wanting to herald one other centre-forward.
The Belgian nonetheless has greater than three years left to run on his contract at Stamford Bridge, although, and it’s believed that Real Madrid are exhibiting an curiosity in his providers.
In complete, Lukaku has scored 15 targets and registered three assists in 59 outings for Chelsea in all competitions.