Romelu Lukaku has confirmed his decision to remain at Inter Milan beyond the upcoming summer transfer window.
The 28-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable campaign with Inter that saw him play a key role in guiding the club to the Serie A title. In doing so, he scored 24 goals, grabbed 11 assists and even managed to scoop the Serie A MVP award.
“I feel good at Inter”
It was vindication for the trust Milan put in him back in August 2019 and it reminded the sport of what many already knew – the Belgian is one of the best strikers in world football.
Now, during a recent interview, Lukaku has confirmed that he plans on staying with Inter Milan despite much speculation regarding his future.
“I am staying,” he said. “I feel good at Inter.”
“I’ve already had contact with the man who becomes our new manager,” he told Belgian station VTM. “Maybe I shouldn’t say that yet. It was a very positive conversation. There’s also the challenge of doing it again [winning the league].”
While the Belgian didn’t give anything away in terms of the new manager’s identity, Simone Inzaghi has been heavily linked with the role.
Lukaku has enjoyed many headline moments throughout the course of his career across a string of elite clubs, but there’s an argument to be made that this was his most impressive season yet.
Everything about his style of play seemed to click into place and if it wasn’t for what he was producing on the pitch, Inter wouldn’t have been able to surge to another championship like they did.
He’s always had his doubters and many have been waiting to tear him down ever since he first burst onto the scene in England, but all of those criticisms are starting to feel fairly redundant.
Lukaku will now focus on preparing for this summer’s Euro 2020 tournament as Belgium gear up for their first group stage game against Russia on June 12.
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