Chelsea have completed the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan. Barely 24 hours after their Super Cup victory in Belfast, the Blues have more good news for the fans. Romelu Lukaku who was sold by Jose Mourinho in 2013 has rejoined Chelsea following a stellar season in Milan.
The big Belgian could not have returned at a much better time than now. He has been described as the kind of striker that Chelsea needs. The Blues had to part with £97.5 million in other to bring the 28 year old back to Stamford Bridge and indeed Cobham. The fee is just shy of the the £100 million British transfer record that Man City splashed on Jack Grealish earlier this summer.
Returning to Chelsea much better than he was when he left, Lukaku said
“I came here as a kid who had a lot to learn, now I’m coming back with a lot of experience and more mature. I have supported Chelsea as a kid and now to be back and try to help them win more titles is an amazing feeling.”
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 12, 2021
What is Lukaku’s shirt number?
The marque signing was not immediately assigned a shirt number. Chelsea are set to hand Lukuku the number 9 shirt which currently belongs to academy graduate Tammy Abraham. The England international is a transfer target for Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma and the Blues could sanction a deal in order to recoup some funds.
Busy transfer window
The summer transfer window is gradually leaving up to its billing, as major transfer moves are happening all over Europe. Paris St-Germain seem to be the biggest winners after luring the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Georginio Wijnaldum to the Parc Des Princes all for free! With speculations on the future of some big players increasing daily, we could yet see some major moves across Europe before this transfer window closes.
City ready for Harry Kane move
Manchester City broke the British transfer record to bring in their new number 10 Jack Grealish this summer. The Cityzens look like they are not done yet as they lie in wait for Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.
England captain Harry Kane returned late to Spurs training following the summer break. The 28 year old looks unhappy at Spurs lack of trophies in recent years.
City are yet to submit any official bid for Kane but are believed to be monitoring his situation closely. Pep wants him obviously as a replacement for Sergio Aguero. However, Tottenham hope to keep their talismanic forward.
According to reports by Fabrizio Romano, Manchester City are preparing a €150m bid for Harry Kane in order to try and convince Tottenham. Will Spurs acceed? Only time will tell.