Romelu Lukaku pens emotional message to Inter fans, explains decision to join Chelsea
Romelu Lukaku returns to Chelsea
After spells at Everton, Manchester United and Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku has once again returned to Chelsea.
The Blues’ officially confirmed that they had re-signed Lukaku earlier this week:
Back in blue. ✍️#LukWhosBack
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 12, 2021
The 28-year-old is believed to have set Chelsea back €115m, which works out at around £97.5m.
OFFICIAL. Confirmed. Romelu Lukaku joins Chelsea on a permanent deal from Inter for €115m fee. He’ll receive €12m net/season plus add ons as salary. 🔵🤝 #CFC
Biggest sale in Serie A history. Big Rom’s back at Stamford Bridge. pic.twitter.com/qPcDSVAhaR
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 12, 2021
Now, after officially becoming a Chelsea player once more, Lukaku has, on Sunday, sent out a message on his social media accounts.
The Belgian spent two seasons on the books of Inter Milan, in which time he scored 64 goals and provided 16 assists in 95 outings whilst, of course, playing a key role in the Nerazzurri clinching the Serie A earlier this year.
And now, in his social media message, Lukaku has thanked Inter fans for loving him as one of their own and much more:
“Dear Inter fans, thank you. Thank you for loving me as one of your own. Thank you for making me and my family feel at home in Milano.
“Thank you for the unconditional support and love on a daily basis. Thank you for motivating me even more after the first season. When I came to Inter, I immediately felt that I would do well for this club.
“The live and reception that I first received at Malpensa airport was the start of a beautiful story. I made it my mission to never let you down every time I wore the Inter shirt.
“I gave 100 per cent in every training session and every game so that I could make you proud. Our first season ended in the toughest possible way, but you guys gave me the strength to continue to keep pushing and we did as a team.”
In the same message, which can be seen below, Lukaku also explained his decision to join Chelsea, labelling it a ‘chance of a lifetime’:
“That’s why we became champions together. I hope you guys understand my decision to move on to Chelsea. It’s the chance of a lifetime for me and I think at this time of my career it is a chance I always dreamed of.
“One thing is for sure and that is that I will always remain an Interisa, because without you I wouldn’t be the player or man that I am today.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Romelu.”
— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) August 15, 2021
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