Back to the London Blues! Chelsea formalize the purchase of Lukaku for 115 million euros
The transfer of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku from Inter, to return to the childhood club Chelsea, has been officially confirmed. The London Blues have paid a full 115 million euros to Inter to receive the services of the striker, who has signed a contract until 2026.
The acquisition comes 10 years after Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht. In 15 appearances for the London Blues, he failed to win the starting line-up, so he was sold to Everton where he became one of the Premier League's most consistent goal scorers and continued his career with Manchester United.
Lukaku has been in the plans of coach Tuchel since his arrival in London. He wanted to take on the services of a typical experienced striker in the conditions that Giroud would leave and Tammy Abrahams still does not have the experience to carry the weight of this important role.
"I am happy and blessed to be back at this wonderful club. It has been a long journey for me. I came here as a child who had a lot to learn and now I am coming back with more experience and more mature. The relationship I have with the club is very important to me, as you know. I supported Chelsea as a child and now that I am here to help him win more trophies, I feel very good. "The way the club operates fits in very well with my 28-year-old ambitions and after winning Serie A. I think the opportunity has come at the right time and I hope we can have a lot of success together," Lukaku said after arriving in London. .
His salary will be 12 million euros a year, plus bonuses for good performances and trophies that will go to Stamford Bridge.