Romelu Lukaku

Would you buy Lukaku this summer?


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Most likely this is exactly as it appears. Lukaku didn't like being Dzeko's bitch at Inter & showed his immature, greedy & disloyal side. But there are a couple of wild "theories" that could also explain this turn of events:

1. Juve have Conte lined up to take over this summer. That would explain why Juve want Lukaku & why he is so keen to go there. However the cost of Allegri's contract makes this unlikely, though anything is possible.

2. Another theory is that Marotta & Lukaku are in sync & are calling Juve+Chelsea's bluff. Juventus did this to Inter last time with Lukaku as well, which resulted in Inter paying extra. Maybe this time Marotta knows that Juve are only dicking around (coz signing Lukaku goes against their wage reduction strategy) & Chelsea are using that. The less Inter have to pay to Chelsea, the less Lukaku has to reduce his wages, so he is onboard with this. And they are calling Juve's bluff. Once Juve back off, Inter will renegotiate with Chelsea for a reduced amount. One thing supporting this theory is that Lukaku/His Agents/Marotta haven't publicly said anything yet. But still, this theory sounds too far fetched.

Lets see what happens. If Lukaku ends up at Juve or Inter, or Conte is signed or not, we will know.
While I've been in the camp of having Lukaku back, and I'm not dismissing your second point, playing that card is extremely risky for our management and Lukaku, because a lot of explaining would need to be done in order for him and our management to not be roasted. I cannot see the Curva or even our most casuals fans being ok with him in an Inter shirt again. The explanations needed to accept his eventual return are not usually revealed in this day and age.
 

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- If it is about money, it is Saudis
- If it is about career, it is Inter
- If it is about a childish mentality of a person who has Ibrahimovic’s ego but awkward footballing skills, Juventus or even Milan then.

I do remember we did not want to sell him after Hakimi. He wanted to go back to Chelsea to save the club, to be a Messiah of some sort. And now, he wants a revenge because Inter treated him not as a Messiah. Feel sorry for him. A tragic comedy.
 

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Even us the people that were on a fence for him to come to Inter for a reasonable price (under 25m), don't want him anymore.

Close the thread. Delete it even.
 

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Fuck him. Please delete my vote! Or change the poll… i am embarrassed everytime i read this topic!
 

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I don't have an issue with Lukaku coming back, but rather the price that comes with it (transfer fee + wages). It's not that 30 million is that huge a fee but for a team in our situation, combined with the wages, it's quite a lot of money.

Obviously, if Lukaku can keep the form he had for the last two months, it would be a huge boost for us.
This was back when the fee was thought to be 30 million. My thinking is the same - way too much money for this guy. Regardless of any of this, if the rumours are true that he essentially negotiated with Juventus and ignored all calls, we need to cut ties which is what it seems like we did. Lukaku is a good player in the right system, but he's not someone worth breaking our budget for (given transfer fee + wages).
 

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This is probably one of the best things that has happened to Inter in a long while -
Although it wouldn't surprise me one bit -with how pazza Inter is- that lakaka will join afterall. So I sincerely hope Inter take their stance seriously and tell lakaka to keep fucking off.
 

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The most interesting part about Lukaku falling through is how creative our management will be in replacing him.

Lukaku falling through allows the club to go in a different direction to what they had anticipated but it is going to be interesting to see if they look to a veteran, count on a younger player with some experience or go with a player that is untried (highly unlikely).

Of course, we did not know this was going to happen but it would have been good to insert Samuele Mulattieri as our fifth striker. We should also contact Boca about a Retegui loan.
 

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The most interesting part about Lukaku falling through is how creative our management will be in replacing him.

Lukaku falling through allows the club to go in a different direction to what they had anticipated but it is going to be interesting to see if they look to a veteran, count on a younger player with some experience or go with a player that is untried (highly unlikely).

Of course, we did not know this was going to happen but it would have been good to insert Samuele Mulattieri as our fifth striker. We should also contact Boca about a Retegui loan.
Why would Boca loan one of their best players? Unless you mean a loan with an obligation.
 

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Why would Boca loan one of their best players? Unless you mean a loan with an obligation.
But he's not even playing for them. He's on loan to Tigre. It may be that Boca feel they are covered up front which is why they are loaning him out. Or maybe they feel he would do better gaining experience elsewhere before they call him into the fray.
 

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Here's Romano talking about it
 

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What an idiot.
The final nail in his coffin would be for Juventus now to say "hey we're just messing with Inter, we have no intention of signing Lukaku", so he ends up with no one wanting him among Chelsea, Juventus and Inter.
 

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What an idiot.
The final nail in his coffin would be for Juventus now to say "hey we're just messing with Inter, we have no intention of signing Lukaku", so he ends up with no one wanting him among Chelsea, Juventus and Inter.
He’ll take the Saudi money if that ends up being the case.

I still believe that will end up being the eventual ending to this saga. Nothing will really happen with Juve and he’ll just end up accepting the mega rich offer from the Middle East.
 

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What an idiot.
The final nail in his coffin would be for Juventus now to say "hey we're just messing with Inter, we have no intention of signing Lukaku", so he ends up with no one wanting him among Chelsea, Juventus and Inter.
Actually, i don't mind if Jube sell Valhovic for less than expected, only to get Lukaku before 4th of August, on massive 12mln net salary and 40mln transfer fee.
 

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Actually, i don't mind if Jube sell Valhovic for less than expected, only to get Lukaku before 4th of August, on massive 12mln net salary and 40mln transfer fee.
Let's get Valhovic is he still good ?
 

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LOOOOOOL Awesome news!
Can't tell what's more funny tho, some ppl here with the theory he mad that he didn't start in CL final (the one he made sure we lost lol), or that's he talked with Rube. Holy shit this is pure gold :LOL:

Change thread name to Lakaka and dumt it in flamers paradise already.
People saying who's better than him at 30 for 40 million hahahaahahah bring back Icardi for 10, he'll finish Capocannoniere and score both Rube games
Seriously, pls rube make this happen and get him
 
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