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 Chelsea.com 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.”
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.
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