There is no iota of doubt that Chelsea will sign inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku this summer, as club present a whooping cash plus player bid,which Inter Milan may consider with ease.
Former Gil Vincente and Rayo Vallecano striker Henry
Makinwa has hinted at what Chelsea must do before signing
Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.
Having scored 24 goals in 36 games for the Nerazzurri as
they picked up the Serie A title last season, the striker has
been linked with a move to some of Europe’s biggest clubs –
including his former team.
Although Inter claimed they would not be keen on selling their
prized asset, they could let the 28-year-old return to Stamford
Bridge if they make an offer in the region of €120m (£102m/
$142m) after rejecting the Blues’ bid of €100m (£85m/
As the 2021-22 season inches closer, the reigning European
kings are in the hunt for a new striker, following the departure
of Olivier Giroud to AC Milan.
Weighing in on this transfer news, the former striker would
prefer Lukaku to remain in Italy where he is “a demi-god”.
However, he has offered the English side some useful tips if
they are set on signing him.
“At the moment, he is a demi-god at Inter Milan and he is
doing perfectly well. I would prefer him to stay back,” the
former Abia Warriors and Katsina United boss told goal.
“However, all depends on the [Thomas] Tuchel. He knows
Lukaku so well and if he can solve their goalscoring problems,
he should go for him.
“Even at this, it does not always depend on the player’s
qualities but the tactical approach of a coach always
determines the kind of players he would want in his team
“Top clubs in Europe have contrasting style of play and if
Lukaku would be bought [for that high amount], Chelsea must
consider so many factors.
“Is he a team player? Can he interpret all tactical concepts
perfectly well? Can he play and adapt quickly to the style of
“All these dictates if he should return to Stamford Bridge or
not. Remember, he was in that same team under [Jose]
Mourinho, however, he was not fantastic while at Inter
became a strong attacking force.”
Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 but was
unable to secure a place in the first team.
He was loaned to West Bromwich Albion for a year in 2012
and then went to Everton thereafter.
Lukaku then joined the Toffees on a permanent deal, leaving
Chelsea with just 15 competitive appearances to his name
and no goals.