Romelu Lukaku’s Chelsea and Pochettino Career Declared ‘100% Over’ – Transfer Limbo Looms as Fabrizio Romano Identifies Potential Next Club.
After his return to Stamford Bridge in 2021 for a record-breaking fee from Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku received news that his Chelsea journey is effectively at an end. The Belgian striker had expressed his desire to stay in Italy. Hinting at the challenging road ahead for his second spell with the club. His first season was far from ideal, managing to score only 15 goals in 59 appearances, and things escalated when he openly criticized the club. Leading to disciplinary action just five months into his comeback.
Romelu Lukaku’s last appearance in a Chelsea jersey was on May 19, 2022. During his second spell with the club. He has been an expensive acquisition, costing Pochettino £6.5 million for each goal he scored.
Given Lukaku’s underwhelming performance, it wasn’t surprising when he was loaned back to Inter for a season. While injuries affected his time at the San Siro, both Lukaku and Inter expressed openness to extending the loan arrangement.
Despite this, Pochettino has made it clear that they are only interested in a permanent sale for Lukaku. Recent reports suggested that a move to Juventus was closer to realization. Contingent on the sale of Dusan Vlahovic first.
There were speculations that Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment at Chelsea could potentially revive Lukaku’s career at Stamford Bridge. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that Pochettino is in complete agreement with the Chelsea board’s decision that Lukaku needs to find a new club.
Pochettino and his ideas
Chelsea is now willing to accept a significant loss of £63.1 million on Romelu Lukaku. Setting a mere €40 million fee for his transfer.
The desire to part ways seems mutual, with Lukaku also pushing for a departure from the club. Italian journalist Romano has thrown light on the matter, confirming that everyone in the involvement is in complete agreement that Lukaku’s time at Chelsea has come to an end.
In a discussion on Caught Offside, Romano emphasizes that Mauricio Pochettino is fully supportive of the decision to sell Lukaku and is backing the club’s stance on the matter.
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