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‘162.4 billion’ Chelsea’s headache, finally coming back… But the future is still unclear

Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku (29) returns to Chelsea.

The British media ‘Mirror’ reported on the 11th (Korean time), “Lukaku will return to Chelsea this summer. Then it is a problem.”

“Lukaku is expected to have talks with new manager Mauricio Pochettino and undergo pre-season training, after which he will make a decision about his long-term future.”

“What Lukaku’s next move remains uncertain. Pochettino will soon be confirmed as the new manager. Despite inheriting a large squad, Chelsea do not have a clear centre-forward. There is a buy-back option for Tammy Abraham, who plays for Roma. However, it is unlikely that he will spend a lot of money, so Lukaku can take the place.”스포츠토토

Lukaku signed a contract with Chelsea in the summer of 2021 for £ 97.5 million (about 162.4 billion won), the highest transfer fee ever for the club. He was planning to solve Chelsea’s striker problem.

However, Lukaku’s presence was not revealed at all. Lukaku, who scored 30 goals and 10 assists in 44 matches for Inter Milan in the previous season, only scored 15 goals and 2 assists in a total of 44 matches in the 2021-22 season.

▲ Romelu Lukaku returns to Chelsea after his loan spell ends.

▲ Romelu Lukaku returns to Chelsea after his loan spell ends.

It was a problem off the field as well. In an interview with the local Italian media, Lukaku said, “I’m not happy at Chelsea. It compares to my time at Inter Milan.” Chelsea officials were outraged and Lukaku was removed from the squad.

Lukaku has revealed that he wants to return to Inter Milan. In the end, the player who received the highest transfer fee ever for the club returned to his former team without being able to adapt. His presence isn’t that great. He has scored just 10 goals and 5 assists in 30 games for Inter Milan.

Inter Milan are going through a financial crisis. It is also a burden to pay Lukaku rent of 8 million euros (about 11.6 billion won). He is feeling a financial crisis as he takes a large part of his wages for his performance that does not meet his expectations. This is the reason why he won’t accompany Lukaku next season. After all, he plans to return to Chelsea again after a year.

Pochettino seems intent on joining Lukaku. This is because if Lukaku settles down, the striker problem can be solved. Therefore, it is expected that Lukaku will not be sent away immediately.

The media predicted, “This summer’s sale targets will include Mason Mount, Conor Gallagher, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Ruben Loftuscheek.”


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