NEWS
Saturday August 17 2019
Lukaku too overweight for Serie A debut?

Romelu Lukaku might miss the opening Serie A game of Inter's season against Lecce because he is overweight, it’s reported.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, the striker arrived from Manchester United out of shape, having missed their pre-season friendlies officially due to injury.

It’s claimed his current weight is 104kg, whereas the Nerazzurri want him to not go above 100kg.

The Belgian is well aware of the situation and has been coming in on his days off for extra training.

He also confessed that he was on a strict diet and when asked how the food was in Italy, he replied with a sigh: “Salad.”

Because Mauro Icardi is frozen out, it’s likely 17-year-old striker Sebastiano Esposito will start alongside Lautaro Martinez in the Serie A opener with Lecce.

That would be his Serie A debut, but he has been filling in admirably throughout the summer.

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