Lukaku reveals why he returned to Chelsea from Inter

by | Oct 13, 2021 09:41

Romelu Lukaku says he returned to Chelsea from Inter because ‘the team is doing well and everything is there for it to be successful.’

The Belgian star returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer after two years in the Black and Blue half of Milan.

Lukaku scored 64 goals in 95 appearances under Antonio Conte before completing a €115m move to Chelsea last summer, returning to the club after 10 years.

He had first joined Chelsea in 2011 before moving to West Bromwich on loan and Everton on a permanent deal.

“I knew I would improve as a player, so it was just about timing,” the 28-year-old told about his return to Stamford Bridge.

“I had two opportunities to come back, in 2016 and 2017, but it didn’t happen for various reasons.

“It happened because now is the right time, the right age, the team is doing well and everything is there for it to be successful.”

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Inter sold Lukaku in the summer to balance the books. Antonio Conte and Achraf Hakimi had left the Nerazzurri just a few weeks before Lukaku’s return to London.

The club’s director Beppe Marotta explained the striker’s exit earlier last week, claiming he doesn’t feel betrayed by his request to move back to Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian star has scored four goals in nine appearances with the Premier League giants so far this season.


  1. NIGERIAN Inter gUy

    We have heard enough Rom, you betrayed us, could have been a legend here, but you opted to go back to chelsea where as we can all see hasn’t been so rosy. Mark my words lukaku will be a laughing stock this season in England

  2. Nerazzurri

    Mercenary to the core.

  3. Chris

    Doesn’t happen very often but I’m 100% with the Inter fans on this one. How can you kiss the badge, call Inter and/or Milan “Home” and then jump ship with little-to-no resistance from him. I think the financial situation at Inter has probably facilitated this partly, too, but ultimately if he didn’t want to go he could’ve said no..


    Nobody is above the club. Let`s see how Lukaku will perform there, without Conte, Pintus and his italian diet.

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