Romelu Lukaku joins Inter Milan from Manchester United for £73m.
Lukaku pens five years contract with Inter till 2024 and hopes to make them the top dog of the Italian game. ‘Inter were the only club I wanted, because Inter is Not For Everyone,’ he said. ‘I’m here to bring the Nerazzurri back to the top again.
The Belgian had been the subject of heavy interest from Antonio Conte’s side and a breakthrough was struck between the two clubs on Wednesday night.
United have also managed to secure a sell-on percentage in the deal. Lukaku was seen coming through the terminal building of an Italian airport in the early hours of Thursday morning.
He was pictured together with his agent on a private jet, Pastorello posted on Instagram: ‘Ready to take off …. direction Milano’. It follows Lukaku’s makes an attempt to force a move this week by training with his previous club Anderlecht in Bruxelles without United’s permission.
The player neglected the Premier League club’s demands to return to training with his teammates and he has been penalised 2 weeks’ wages – just about £400,000 – for his actions.
Lukaku had additionally been ordered to coach with United’s Under-23s by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer displeasing his manager after posting confidential sprint stats on his Twitter account last week.
However, he didn’t show up at Carrington for the second day in a very row on Wed, and was not seen at Anderlecht’s training ground. There were additionally no sign of the player’s black Bentley at his house.
Lukaku has missed most of pre-season and all six of United’s warm-up games with a mystery ankle injury that has coincided with his attempts to secure a move to Italy.