Lukaku has joined Inter again. The first time was in 2019 but he had long been a fan: as a kid, he used to admire the likes of Ronaldo and Adriano.
Two seasons together, 95 games, 64 goals, and one league title. From his debut against Lecce, with a goal at San Siro, to the Scudetto trophy lifted after our final match of the 2020/21 season against Udinese, when he scored again. That’s what Romelu did for two years; score goals and lead by example.
He plundered 34 goals in all competitions in 2019/20, a season which saw us finish second in the league and reach the Europa League final – with Lukaku taking the Europa League player of the season award.
In 2020/21 he notched 30 goals as he bossed Serie A. He was the chief instigator behind Nerazzurri’s title charge, with 24 goals and 11 assists – the first player to reach double figures in both categories since 2003. Unsurprisingly he was named Serie A player of the season. After clinching the title, he took to the streets of Milan to celebrate with the fans.
Now, after a season at Chelsea – where he was the club’s top scorer in 2021/22 and found the net in the semi-final and the final of the Club World Cup Club – Romelu is back at Inter. He’s made the return journey from London to Milan – following in the footsteps of another great Nerazzurri striker, Hernan Crespo, who joined Chelsea in 2003 and returned in 2006.