Romelu Lukaku Joins Inter Milan from Chelsea on One-Season Loan

Romelu Lukaku. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10143992f)
Romelu Lukaku. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10143992f)

Only a year after leaving Inter Milan to join Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku is packing his bags and flying back to Italy. The Belgian soccer player is re-joining his old club after the Blues sent him back on a one-season loan.

Lukaku’s transfer doesn’t come as a huge shocker since he openly said he’s not happy since re-joining Chelsea. The Premier League club paid Inter a club-record fee of £97.5 million for the 29-year-old player last year, but Lukaku’s been very open about his wish to rejoin Milan.

“I really hope in the depths of my heart to return to Inter, not at the end of my career, but at a still good level to hopefully win more,” Lukaku previously told Sky Sport Italia.

He played for Chelsea between 2011 and 2014 and got used to loans during his first stint for the club. The Blues loaned him to West Bromwich Albion and Everton in the past – but he’s not complaining too much this time around.

“Inter have given me so much and I hope now to do even better than before,” Lukaku told Inter TV, adding that the affection of the fans and his teammates, and the opportunity to work with the coach Simone Inzaghi are the reason why he came back.

According to BBC, Inter Milan is paying a £6.9 million fee to Chelsea for Lukaku’s one-season loan.