Romelu Lukaku

Do you want Lukaku back at Inter?

  • Yes, but only on a free/cheap one-year loan

    Votes: 85 72.0%
  • Yes, on a permanent transfer (70€-90€ range)

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • No, under any circumstances

    Votes: 32 27.1%

  • Total voters
    118

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I hope he does better than palyers who've left Chelsea on loan previously. I'm just worried without Pintus, for example, but if he even plays at 75% of what he did at Inter previously, he'll be great for us.
 

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Gonna laugh when he plays so well we can't afford him next year. Welcome back Rom!!
Will force a loan again :einstein: Chelsea risk being in a similar tense position a year from now, because there is no option to buy and he therefore must return to London.

According to Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, this is on the minds of the Premier League chiefs and they could therefore renew the loan to Inter next summer to 2024.

At that stage, Lukaku would be 30 years old with a contract due to expire in June 2026. His position now is very tricky, because pushing so hard for a return to Inter and making entirely clear how much he regretted the Chelsea transfer means he won’t be welcomed back by the fans or coach Thomas Tuchel.
Inter also won’t have the funds to buy the centre-forward back, but by the end of 2024, that price-tag may well have dropped significantly.

What’s his salary at Inter now? I read that he takes as much as 40% at Chelsea.
Romelu is accepting a pay cut from €12m per season net to €7.5m in order to push the move through.
 

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I am confused as to how Lukaku fits into Inzaghi's system considering his glaring technical deficiencies in receiving and distributing the ball, yet intrigued by the reports that the coach was in favour of the move. He does offer pace on the counter - which we sorely lack - and strength on the ball. I'm doubtful about this move, but hopefully Milan is the right environment for him to get back to his best.

Hopefully we aren't missing out on Dybala for this.
 

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BIG CHUNGUS IS BACK!
 

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obviously if we had Lukaku instead of Džeko this season, we'd win the league again

some really brilliant goals

but what I also saw was Eriksen being important to how Lautaro and Lukaku got chances. I'm just not sure Calhanoglu will bring the same type of production up front while counterattacking (altho he is not bad at it, just less direct)

I am so conflicted. Mentally we already have a bunch of losers and if Lukaku comes but doesn't start, that will be just new problems for us

1:28 nutmegging a young Bremer. It will all come full circle.
 

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I’m not Rom’s biggest fan atm and have mixed feelings on seeing him back here, but my god do we need some fucking pace. Even the remote possibility of playing the ball over the top and scoring a goal would be a nice change.
 

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I also have my concerns how he will fit in Inzaghi's football, but he is a huge upgrade over Dzeko. No doubt about it, even if Inzaghi doesn't change anything on tactics.
 

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Well, now he is in, would you guys like to see CL group something like Ajax-Chelsea-Inter-Brugge? It would be the biggest thing Chelsea-Inter game, where Lukaku goes nuts and does hat trick or double, intimidate Tuchel with his body language. I can feel that already.
 

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It's worth remembering Inzaghi was against the sale of Lukaku because he was going to be a massive part of the offense. Obviously it's a season later and things change but its definitely safe to assume Inzaghi already has plans for how we will use him. Either way, he will be a huge upgrade over Dzeko and he'll be a huge plus on the counter which this team massively needs.

That and let's be completely honest, the bottom ten of Serie A is atrocious. He will score goals simply by being on the field vs those teams. The same way Lautaro does. If he avoids injury I see little chance he doesn't get 25 G/A. Guys like Lukaku are tailor made for Serie A.

This situation has been EXTREMELY toxic and Lukaku is pretty much entirely to blame for that. But let's not kid ourselves. This is a huge addition. Sad times are ahead with Skriniar likely departing, so let's enjoy this and let Inzaghi worry about the tactical stuff. We're better today than we were yesterday. Let's keep moving in that direction. Forza Inter!!
 

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It's worth remembering Inzaghi was against the sale of Lukaku because he was going to be a massive part of the offense. Obviously it's a season later and things change but its definitely safe to assume Inzaghi already has plans for how we will use him. Either way, he will be a huge upgrade over Dzeko and he'll be a huge plus on the counter which this team massively needs.

That and let's be completely honest, the bottom ten of Serie A is atrocious. He will score goals simply by being on the field vs those teams. The same way Lautaro does. If he avoids injury I see little chance he doesn't get 25 G/A. Guys like Lukaku are tailor made for Serie A.

This situation has been EXTREMELY toxic and Lukaku is pretty much entirely to blame for that. But let's not kid ourselves. This is a huge addition. Sad times are ahead with Skriniar likely departing, so let's enjoy this and let Inzaghi worry about the tactical stuff. We're better today than we were yesterday. Let's keep moving in that direction. Forza Inter!!


Lukaku is a huge addition, nobody disagrees with that, but only if his arrival doesn't exclude other additions or force selling a key player.
 

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I hope he does better than palyers who've left Chelsea on loan previously. I'm just worried without Pintus, for example, but if he even plays at 75% of what he did at Inter previously, he'll be great for us.
If he plays at 75% of what he played in his two seasons here he'd be benched by the 60th minute every game and end up scoring 10 goals tops, 5 of which would be penalties.
 

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IIRC, last summer Inzaghi had started setting the team up with Lukaku as the epicentre, and when he left he was quickly forced to adapt to using a completely different system with Dzeko as almost an offensive regista who drops deep to pick up the ball/Correa who (theoretically) uses his dribbling and pace to break lines and feed Lautaro. Eventually Dumfries became more settled in the team and Inzaghi started using him as the 'out' ball more often.

I have no doubts in Inzaghi getting the best out of Lukaku, the man got Immobile a golden boot ffs.
 
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