Seven years after leaving Stamford Bridge, Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku has returned to Chelsea.
The Blues have announced the signing of the forward on a five-year deal from Inter Milan.
He becomes the second most expensive player in Premier League history after Chelsea paid €115m for the 28-year-old. This also becomes the biggest sale in the history of the Italian Serie A.
Speaking after the official announcement, Lukaku said he was very pleased to return to Chelsea and he is looking forward to starting life under Thomas Tuchel.
“I’m happy and blessed to be back at this wonderful club. It’s been a long journey for me, 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.
“The relationship I have with this club means so much to me, as you know. I have supported Chelsea as a kid and now to be back and try to help them win more titles is an amazing feeling.
“The way the club is going fits my ambitions perfectly at 28 and just coming off winning Serie A. I think this opportunity comes at the right time and hopefully we can have a lot of success together.”
While at Inter, Lukaku was named the Europa League Player of the Season in 2019/20, before playing an integral part as the Italian side won Serie A last season. His 24 goals and 11 assists earned him the competition’s MVP award.
Lukaku has long impressed on the international stage and has scored 64 times in 98 games during a golden period for his national team. He is by some distance Belgium’s all-time top goal scorer, and now re-joins the Blues aiming to help the club win further domestic and continental honours.
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By FARPost Reporter