The announcement came via a video filmed by President Steven Zhang on the roof of the Inter headquarters, where Lukaku had waved to fans only a couple of hours earlier.
The Belgium international was sold under a year ago for €113m, the biggest sale in the Nerazzurri’s history, yet he very quickly realised he had made a mistake.
He already caused shockwaves with an interview on Sky Sport Italia in December 2021, in which he apologised to the Inter supporters for leaving and assured he would definitely return to San Siro.
It’s reported he had wanted a comeback in the January transfer window, but had to wait until the summer to get his wish.
This will be a one-season dry loan at a cost of €8m plus performance-related bonuses, with the player accepting a 35 per cent pay cut to help push it through.
Lukaku had joined Inter from Manchester United for €74m in 2019 and proved pivotal in their Serie A title victory, scoring 64 goals in 95 competitive games over two seasons.
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