Romelu Lukaku returns to Chelsea for a reported club-record fee of £97 million ($135 million) from Inter Milan. Haveing developed himself into becoming one of the finest striker in the world seven years after his first spell at Stamford Bridge came to an end. Chelsea fc wasted no time to re-hire the service of their former outcast, Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku returned to Chelsea after 10 years of his departure from the club in a fee that surpassed their previous most expensive player (Kai Havertz).
CHELSEA RE-SIGNED LUKAKU.
The need to strengthen the squad depth of Chelsea FC led to their interest in the attacker. An attacker who was previously declared not for sale by Inter FC.
The declearance made by the player’s former club did not fend off Chelsea FC away as they believe that the club will let go of their desired player if the right offer is made to them.
Chelsea FC went on to make the first bid of around E75m pounds which was rejected and subsequently make another offer and was still turned down by the player’s ex club.
Haveing realized how serious Chelsea is interested in hiring him, the player himself publicly came out to declare how he is interested in playing in the English league and if possible, at Chelsea FC.
This statement rejuvenated Chelsea FC interest in the player as few days after his comments, a lucrative and mouthwatering offer at about 97M was made to Inter. This is so hard to turned down.
How much did Chelsea pay to Resign Lukaku?
Chelsea re-signed him for $135 million for a player they had previously signed for a fee of 18m as a teenager from Anderletch in 2011. The offer abruptly surpassed the amount (£75M) expended by inter to sign the player from Manchester united in 2019.
Inter Milan haven reviewed the offer made by Chelsea to hire their player and considered the financial constraints of the club in which they need such amount to resolve some financial problem, they have no choice than to accept the deal therefore, agreement was reached on 9th of August between the both team for the transfer of the player.
The deal see Lukaku moving to Chelsea FC after the completion of his medical exercise in Italy and France respectively.
The 28 years old player pen down 5 years contract with the club. The deal made Lukaku the highest paid Chelsea player, receiving at about 200,000 per week after tax.
WELCOME HOME: LUKAKUS FIRST SPEECH AFTER HIS UNVIEL.
The Belgian striker was instrumental in securing Inter’s first Serie A title for 11 years last season, but inter had to let go of their prized asset to the Premier League side due to financial crisis.
I’m happy and blessed to be back to the wonderful club,. Its been a long journey for me; I came here as a kid who had a lot to learn, experience and more mature.
“the relationship I have with this club means so much to me, as you know. I have supported Chelsea as a kid and now to be back and try to help them win more titles is an amazing feeling”
“the way the club is going fits my ambitions perfectly at 28 and just coming off winning Seria A. I think this opportunity comes at the right time and hopefully we can have a lot of success together.
since I left Chelsea, it’s been a long journey with a lot of ups and downs, but these experiences made me strong and the challenge is to try to help the team win some more trophies. I cant wait to get started and to help the club achieve more success.
Romelu Lukaku have not only developed into a finest striker but also has advanced his style of play in terms of using his pace and physique appropriately at the right time.
Ever since his departure from Chelsea, lukaku has notched in numbers of goals. He scored 87 for Everton, 42 at United and scored a total of 54 goals for Inter Milan.
He ended the previous season with 24 goals hence, making him the second top goal scorer and went on to help Inter FC magnanimously to win their first scuddetto title in 11 years.