Romelu Lukaku – Inter has unveiled their new signing of the Belgian International, Romelu Lukaku ahead of the 2019/20 season. The club has agreed on a fee of 73 million euros. Lukaku is expected to sign the deal for 5 years with an increase in the fee to 80 million including the added bonuses. Manchester United signed the Belgian for a similar amount 2 years back and have not been able to use his strengths.
Inter has given Lukaku number 9 as Icardi seems to be nearing a San Siro exit. Icardi has been linked to clubs like Juventus, Real Madrid and Manchester United in the past and with the signing of Lukaku, it almost guarantees that he won’t be staying with Milan any longer. Lukaku, now 26 years old scored 42 goals in 96 games for Manchester United and is now the third most expensive forward in the Serie A after Cristiano Ronaldo (£99.2m) and Gonzalo Higuain (£75.3m).
Lukaku is anticipated to earn basic annual earnings of €7m after-tax, with bonuses on performances. This is similar to the wages he earned with United, the full £255,000 per week. Pastorello, his transfer agent had been in London on Wednesday for talks with United on Inter’s behalf. After weeks of tense negotiations, the player’s relationship with United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has become progressively strained.
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Belgium manager, Roberto Martinez aforementioned earlier this summer that Lukaku “had to leave” the Premier League club due to Inter’s boss, Antonio Conte’s indication to prioritize his ex-Blues striker. In his debut season, the Belgian joined a list of eleven United players to attain twenty-five goals or additional in a campaign since 1992-93. Cantona, Andy Cole, and the current United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (25 each) are among the strikers who made the list but, couldn’t match Lukaku’s 27-goal tally in a single United campaign.
Lukaku wasn’t exactly a failure at Manchester United. The Red Devils could have been more patient with the strikers and with things falling between the player and the coach, it was probably the right move for him to leave.
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