Romelu Lukaku

Do you want Lukaku back at Inter?

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

    Votes: 94 72.3%
  • Yes, on a permanent transfer (70€-90€ range)

    Votes: 3 2.3%
  • No, under any circumstances

    Votes: 33 25.4%

  • Total voters
    130

Gaindé

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All it shows is just how biased you are against lukaku period. No we should fucken not prepare our selfes or just buy a 5th striker cause lukaku might get injured...
If in jan we know fucker will be out for another 3 months by all means go out and get another striker but now when there is 0 indication why fucken bother?
Ohh he played bad when he came on and we already were up 3:0 and he pulled something again that night ohh noooo....
Did you see him against pilsen did he seem lazy or unfit there? We all can cherry pick.

Lukaku did not have pintus before and other than at MANU he never really had fitness issues. But sure at inter it can only work with Pintus also pintus is a fucken fitness coach give me a break you really think pintus is the only one who can get our players up to condition?

Our other striker option this summer would have been dybala who has a way worse injury track record than Lukaku but yeah they were idiots for picking injury prone Rom.

Again all this mgm lacks ideas is very easy to say from your chair infront of your PC with the power of hindsight.
Evaluate decisions when they are taken and with the information that are available at that moment.
Taking decision when the situations happens instead of being prepared is a gamble. Against Plzen he played 7 minutes against a team that was already down 3-0 and not even fighting, if you didn't see how out of form he looked against Sampdoria I don't know what to say.

Lukaku did not have pintus before and other than at MANU he never really had fitness issues. But sure at inter it can only work with Pintus also pintus is a fucken fitness coach give me a break you really think pintus is the only one who can get our players up to condition?
Pintus has had a fantastic impact on Lukaku and was at the core of his performance at Inter.
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One of those was taken under Pintus gess which one.
Also you're talking pre-Man Utd era, how old was he ? 24? The man is near 30, now

Again all this mgm lacks ideas is very easy to say from your chair infront of your PC with the power of hindsight.
Evaluate decisions when they are taken and with the information that are available at that moment.
Hindsight? I'm pretty sure right from the start of the negociations I and many others here were doubting him staying fit without Pintus. He played two years under Conte without any serious injury playing 90 minutes per game 2 times a week including the crazy post pandemic schedule.

The more games he misses, the more we should consider getting a striker, otherwise if we're in March and one of Dzeko or Lautaro gets an injury then we're f*cked.
 

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People think this guy dropped his wages by 100k a week or whatever to just rest for the world cup. If that was his aim, he'd have stayed at Chelsea and earned even more money.
 

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Taking decision when the situations happens instead of being prepared is a gamble. Against Plzen he played 7 minutes against a team that was already down 3-0 and not even fighting, if you didn't see how out of form he looked against Sampdoria I don't know what to say.
Yes he looked bad against samp but thats also alledgedly where he got re injured....
Also what exactly is there to plan for? Not like we have a huge budget or like there will/would be many options for us in jan
Pintus has had a fantastic impact on Lukaku and was at the core of his performance at Inter.
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One of those was taken under Pintus gess which one.
Also you're talking pre-Man Utd era, how old was he ? 24? The man is near 30, now
Again thats a bs narrative did he look like this when he joined Manu? Or was it only after he had a falling out with Mou?
Your basically picking the two times he was not fit enough to perform over a what 10 year career and taking them as prove that the dude cannot stay fit?
Common...
And yes he s 30 so what? Staying in form gets harder for every player past 30... does not mean we should stay away from all of them or that they all start to slow down at that age.
Hindsight? I'm pretty sure right from the start of the negociations I and many others here were doubting him staying fit without Pintus. He played two years under Conte without any serious injury playing 90 minutes per game 2 times a week including the crazy post pandemic schedule.

The more games he misses, the more we should consider getting a striker, otherwise if we're in March and one of Dzeko or Lautaro gets an injury then we're f*cked.
Yeah and if you would have argued in summer that dybala is the better choice cause of Injuries you would have rightfully so looked foolish.
The fact that lukaku now is out longer than dybala does not change that.

Regarding pintus he has played 30+ league games without any major injuries from 2012 onwards including his 2 years at Manu so again the narrative of him not being able to perform or staying fit without Pintus is highly flawed imho.....
Like just say you dont like him or think he s not good enough or anything but that injury prone thing is just not supported by any data....

On getting another striker we still have correa who i know is a shitter but do you really think we re gonna get a better striker in Jan?
 

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People think this guy dropped his wages by 100k a week or whatever to just rest for the world cup. If that was his aim, he'd have stayed at Chelsea and earned even more money.
It’s one of the dumbest things I’ve seen on here but no surprise when you see who started it
 

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Yes he looked bad against samp but thats also alledgedly where he got re injured....
Also what exactly is there to plan for? Not like we have a huge budget or like there will/would be many options for us in jan

Again thats a bs narrative did he look like this when he joined Manu? Or was it only after he had a falling out with Mou?
Your basically picking the two times he was not fit enough to perform over a what 10 year career and taking them as prove that the dude cannot stay fit?
Common...
When he joined Manchester United he was 23/24, physically he was a different player than 6 years later when he enters the age when it starts to be more difficult to stay fit. Do you t I didn't take two times where he wasn't fit, I compared with the time he had at Inter just for the sake of showing how working with Pintus had an impact on his shape and necessarily his performance.
I don't even know why this has to be debated, I thought it was obvious. I never said he was never fit, what I said is that we got the best out of him by getting him to be in the best form of his life.

And yes he s 30 so what? Staying in form gets harder for every player past 30... does not mean we should stay away from all of them or that they all start to slow down at that age.

Over 30 the physique declines and YES I think we should absolutely not get physical strikers when they start aging. Lukaku has a very limited skillset and mot of what made him stand out as a football player is his strength and his speed that can be lethal on some occasions. Take that away, you get a striker that has the touch of a trampoline, very questionnable finishing and very poor workrates.
Players like Lewandowski, Dzeko, Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic can still perform long after 30 because of technical characteristics in their game they can rely on. Ronaldo has lost a lot of his pace and has turnt into a pure finisher since his Madrid days but at Juve he was still able to perform outstandingly because yes he is one of the best players in history but more importantly he offers more than strength or speed.

I'm not saying Lukaku will turn into a Serie D striker as soon as he turns 30, what I'm saying is given how expensive he is and the way the team has to play to suit him, in the future we should go for another striker, and seeing how this season he's nearly never been available, starting to look for a replacement come January would be smart.
 

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Lukaku is our new "Sensi" it appears, somethings never change in Interland.
 

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Better not do any decisions before the spring.

I can see a scenario where Chelsea demands answers from us earlier, like in winter already, so they can plan ahead. But we have probably most of the leverage here. I can see Lukaku's preference being Inter and Chelsea cannot just sell him to anyone anyway. We should be at ease and just wait how the spring season pans out.

Lukaku's salary is IMO simply way too big. SPECIALLY if he's injured more than last time he was here.
 

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Better not do any decisions before the spring.

I can see a scenario where Chelsea demands answers from us earlier, like in winter already, so they can plan ahead. But we have probably most of the leverage here. I can see Lukaku's preference being Inter and Chelsea cannot just sell him to anyone anyway. We should be at ease and just wait how the spring season pans out.

Lukaku's salary is IMO simply way too big. SPECIALLY if he's injured more than last time he was here.
Agreed as in we should hold out that decision as long as possible and that we probably have most of the leverage.....
I dont care about the salary that much... realistically speaking we re not gonna get another striker we re happy with whos on significantly less....
We should consider the total annual cost more than just the salary as in salary plus amortization or loan fee. Imho this is where lukaku becomes an attractive solution for us even financially. If chelsea is willing to give us a discount or another loan. With the current loan fee at 8mio that translates into a Transfer of 40 to 32mio so if chelsea offer us another 8 mio loan question is can we get a better striker on a lower or same salary that costs us 40 mio or less.
I doubt it.

It also has to be said that the injuries are more worrisome for chelsea then for us.... Yes we re missing a crucial player and it sucks... But atleast he does not have a 60 mio balance sheet value for us. Bottom line it s probably all down to Rom and chelsea if he still only wants us we should be able to get a deal that is favourable for us financially.
 

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Maybe Potter rates Lukaku? Who knows. If word reaches out to Lukaku that Potter wants him, I can see Lukaku singing a different song and willing to come back to Chelsea by himself.
 

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Chelsea fans would start a civil war. Chelsea and Lukaku are through
 

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Agreed as in we should hold out that decision as long as possible and that we probably have most of the leverage.....
I dont care about the salary that much... realistically speaking we re not gonna get another striker we re happy with whos on significantly less....
We should consider the total annual cost more than just the salary as in salary plus amortization or loan fee. Imho this is where lukaku becomes an attractive solution for us even financially. If chelsea is willing to give us a discount or another loan. With the current loan fee at 8mio that translates into a Transfer of 40 to 32mio so if chelsea offer us another 8 mio loan question is can we get a better striker on a lower or same salary that costs us 40 mio or less.
I doubt it.

It also has to be said that the injuries are more worrisome for chelsea then for us.... Yes we re missing a crucial player and it sucks... But atleast he does not have a 60 mio balance sheet value for us. Bottom line it s probably all down to Rom and chelsea if he still only wants us we should be able to get a deal that is favourable for us financially.
Yeah. Doesn't make sense to pay even that 8m€. What Chelsea are gonna do if we offer less? Keep him and pay his massive salary while being useless for them (since he doesn't want to even play there) ?

But in reality, we need to do the decision when it fits us. And that's maybe in March at the earliest, but optimally after the season.
 

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I wouldn't offer a cent for him next year. 10mil loan fee was already too much. If he doesn't want anyone else and no one pays for him, I guess I'd take him for free.

Anyway reports are he's likely out at least another 3 weeks.
 

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As things stand even the discussion about a loan extension for Lukaku is plain ridiculous. For me he needs to have a hell of a second round to even consider keeping him at Inter for one more season. There shouldn't be any decision before at least April. If Chelsea are in a hurry for a decision then better take the risk and let him return to Chelsea next summer. I'd rather watch an in form Lukaku going back to Chelsea than Inter making a hasty decision and getting stuck with an out of form and injury prone Lukaku.
 

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Next news is probably going to be that he'll miss the entire World Cup.
 
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