Thomas Tuchel’s departure from Chelsea has left uncertainties over Romelu Lukaku’s future at Inter. Lukaku joined the Italian club on a loan deal this summer.
Speaking to Sky Italia ahead of their Champions League game against Bayern Munich, Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta admitted that he was unaware of how Tuchel’s sacking would impact the striker’s future at the Italian club. He said:
“Tuchel’s farewell is fresh news, I don’t know what the effects will be on Lukaku. We want to exploit it this season, then at the end of the year, we will evaluate with Chelsea that he is the owner of his card. I think it is premature today to talk about a reconfirmation.”
Inter have shelled out a loan fee of around €8 million plus €4 million in add-ons to secure the Belgian’s services for one year. Since re-joining Inter, the 29-year-old has made three appearances for the Nerazzurri, garnering one goal and one assist thus far. A muscle injury has kept him out of the action for the last three matches on the trot across all competitions.
GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder