As Chelsea prepares a deal, Romelu Lukaku has addressed “one major complaint” since his departure from Manchester United.
Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.
According to former West Ham goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, Romelu Lukaku has answered his biggest complaint since leaving Manchester United. Lukaku is ready to return to Chelsea after the Blues and Inter Milan agreed on a £97.5 million agreement.
After a rough couple of years at United, Lukaku has scored 64 goals in two seasons at Inter.
Last season, the Belgian assisted Antonio Conte in leading Inter to their first Serie A title in a decade.
Lukaku was a prolific goalscorer for Everton before joining United in 2017.
Hislop believes the 28-year-old has unfinished business in England.
He claims, however, that the attacker has demonstrated at Inter that he is now more clinical in front of goal than he was in the Premier League.
Hislop told ESPN FC, “I think [unfinished business]with the league is more important than Stamford Bridge.”
“When he left Chelsea for the first time, he was a young man.
“I felt he was fantastic at Everton, but his big move to Manchester United didn’t work out.
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“You watched Lukaku reclaim his form, reclaim his confidence, even if I never felt he had lost much of it.
“Most crucially, in the last 12 months, the one major criticism we’ve had of Lukaku was that he wasn’t a clean, clinical finisher enough.
“I believe he has addressed that in the previous 12 months.
“He came into his own in that aspect, and now that he’s returning to perhaps exorcise some of the ghosts of that unsuccessful term at Manchester United, it couldn’t be a better time for him – or a better club for him, given how Chelsea have played under Thomas Tuchel.”
According to The Athletic, Lukaku had his physical in Italy on Monday ahead of his return to Chelsea.
He will sign a five-year contract with the Blues, who are hoping to complete a deal before Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup encounter against Villarreal.
Inter, on the other hand, wants to find a replacement for Lukaku before completing his transfer.
Their top pick is Roma’s Edin Dzeko. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”