Rio Ferdinand reveals what Chelsea-linked Romelu Lukaku said to him in recent conversation
Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea
After stints at Everton, Manchester United and Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku looks set to return to Chelsea this summer.
The Belgian’s links to the Blues began to truly ramp up last week:
Chelsea are preparing a new bid to sign Romelu Lukaku. Proposal expected around €120/130m after opening bid turned down by Inter [€100m + Marcos Alonso involved in the deal]. 🔵 #CFC
Chelsea are also offering Lukaku a long term contract for €12m net per season as salary.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 3, 2021
Then, this past Saturday, transfer expert David Ornstein broke the news that Chelsea had agreed a deal with Inter, to bring Lukaku back to London:
🚨 Chelsea have agreed a deal with Inter Milan to sign Romelu Lukaku. 28yo Belgian striker expected to sign 5yr contract worth ~€12-13m per year. Will return to Stamford Bridge 8yrs after leaving for Everton. With @SJohnsonSport @TheAthleticUK #CFC #Inter https://t.co/ag52OXbZEC
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) August 7, 2021
It was then reported on Monday that the forward was undergoing his medical in Italy ahead of his return to Chelsea.
Ferdinand on Romelu Lukaku
Now, with a Chelsea return seemingly all but certain, Rio Ferdinand has been discussing Lukaku.
The ex-Manchester United star would reveal that he has spoken to Lukaku recently, stating that the 28-year-old told him that he is hungry (presumably for goals and success, not food):
“I’ve spoken to him recently and he’s hungry man. He hasn’t confirmed to me that he’s signing for Chelsea but he just said this season, he’s hungry.”
“I just think this guy, a lot of greatness comes through having fuel and what I mean by that is having doubters and wanting to prove them wrong.
“He’s got a whole stadium full at Manchester United who doubted him, all the fan base at Old Trafford doubted him. A lot of people weren’t too dissatisfied when he left.
“He will be sitting there and looking in the diary to see when that Old Trafford game is and he will want to unload.
“Romelu Lukaku guarantees you 20 goals, minimum. He guarantees you that. He’s scored goals wherever he’s been, he’s an elite goalscorer, it’s as simple as that.”
Quotes via Goal.
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