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Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea re-signs Belgium star in reported club-record deal

Although the payment was not disclosed by the golf equipment concerned, British and US media retailers reported that Chelsea had made a suggestion price £97.5 million ($135 million) for Lukaku.

The reported payment would make the 28-year-old the second costliest participant in the historical past of British soccer — behind solely England star Jack Grealish, who joined Manchester City last week for a reported payment of £100 million ($139 million).
Lukaku turns into Chelsea’s membership report signing, surpassing the £71.6 million ($91 million) payment the membership paid to amass the providers of Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao in 2018.

The Belgian joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in August 2011, however left the West London membership for Everton in 2014 after making simply 15 appearances.

“I’m completely happy and blessed to be again at this glorious membership,” Lukaku stated in a membership assertion. “It’s been an extended journey for me: I got here right here as a child who had lots to study, now I’m coming again with a number of expertise and extra mature.

“The approach the membership goes matches my ambitions completely at 28 and simply coming off profitable Serie A. I believe this chance comes on the proper time and hopefully we will have a number of success collectively … the problem is to attempt to assist the crew win some extra trophies. I can not wait to get began and to assist the membership obtain extra success.”

Lukaku was one of the vital prolific strikers in the Premier League, scoring 87 targets in 166 video games for the Merseyside membership between 2014 and 2017.

In July 2017, Lukaku made the transfer to Manchester United the place he added to his goalscoring tally, with 42 targets in 96 appearances.

Lukaku’s keep, although, was short-lived, with the talisman sealing a transfer to Italian large Inter Milan in August 2019.

The Belgian loved a star-studded two seasons in Italy, the spotlight of which noticed Lukaku rating 24 targets on the way in which to serving to Inter win its first Serie A title in over a decade.
The Belgium worldwide led the line at this summer’s Euro 2020 championships, guiding Belgium to the quarterfinals earlier than the crew lost to the eventual winners Italy.

The return of Lukaku to Stamford Bridge will add much more firepower to an attacking line-up which already contains German duo Kai Havertz and Timo Werner, England’s Mason Mount and American Christian Pulisic.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added in the membership assertion: “Romelu Lukaku is sort of merely one of many world’s greatest strikers and goalscorers. We are completely delighted to be bringing him again to the membership he loves, and are excited to be including his expertise to our Champions League-winning squad.

“We are after all trying to construct on final season’s success, and Lukaku will play a giant function in reaching our targets.”

After profitable final season’s UEFA Champions League, Thomas Tuchel’s facet could have their eyes set on regaining the English Premier League title, which they final gained in 2017.

Chelsea begins the brand new Premier League season at residence to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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