Lukaku returned to Chelsea in a record-breaking squad
Chelsea seemed to be struggling to bring back Romelu Lakaku, the hero of last season’s Serie A win over Inter Milan. In the end they succeeded. The English club signed the Belgian striker with a record transfer fee in the history of the club.
Lukaku returns to Chelsea for a second term on a five-year deal. A statement on the club’s website on Thursday did not say how much the 26-year-old had been transferred. However, the BBC report said, the figure is 9 crore 75 lakh pounds.
According to media reports, it cost Manchester City 100 million to buy Jack Grillish from Aston Villa last week, a record in British football. Lukakur transfer fee is a little less than that.
Lukaku is very happy to be back at Stamford Bridge again.
“I first came here at a young age and had a lot to learn. Now I am back with a lot of experience and maturity. ”
“As a kid I used to support Chelsea and now I’m back to help the team win a lot of titles, a great feeling.”
Earlier, Lukaku was a Chelsea player from 2011 to 2014. However, most of the time he played on loan at another club. West Bromwich Albion played in Everton the following season after spending the 2012-13 season.
Everton bought him in 2014 for 26 million. After playing there for three years, in July 2017, according to media reports, he was signed by Manchester United for a fee of one and a half million pounds.
He joined Inter Milan in the summer of 2019 after two years at Old Trafford. Seven crore 40 lakh pounds. And this time he returned to Chelsea with a transfer fee of around 100 million pounds.
According to the BBC, the total cost of the clubs to get Lukaku is 290 million pounds. This is the highest cost per player in the history of football.
His latest transfer has added some new numbers to the record page.
Lukaku is involved in two of the top five transfer fees in British football. Belgium’s record goal scorer is now also the most expensive player sold by Serie A clubs.
Of course, the treasures of the clubs are not so important to him. After winning the Belgian Pro League once for professional first club Anderlecht in professional football, his next success came with Inter last season. Lukaku scored the second highest 24 goals in the 2020-21 Serie A, as well as 11 assists.
Lukaku has eight years of experience in the Premier League before moving to Inter. He scored 113 goals at that time.
Chelsea won the Champions League at the end of last season under the coaching of Thomas Tuchel. And on Wednesday night, they lost to Villarreal and took home the UEFA Super Cup. The team that started the season with a title smile wants to win more titles this time. Lukaku can play an important role in fulfilling that goal.