The protests of the fans were useless and the managers went straight. There seemed to be a rift between the CEO Beppe Marotta, the sports director Piero Ausilio and the Chinese ownership of Suning, even rumors of resignation were circulating
Milan – It is not the end of a fairy tale but rather that of an illusion: Inter sells Romelu Lukaku, the most prestigious man, the player who made the championship possible, a leader and a symbol. Now only the official status is missing. The striker, called by Antonio Conte to Inter, packs his bags and returns to England to wear the Chelsea shirt who pays 115 million euros for him in the coffers of the Nerazzurri club. No second thoughts on the part of a gasping Chinese property that needs cash to meet its debts in order to survive.
The protests of the fans were useless and the managers went straight. There seemed to be a rift between the CEO Beppe Marotta, the sports director Piero Ausilio and the Chinese ownership of Suning, even rumors of resignation were circulating, rumors that have not found any confirmation. Just Marotta declared the player non-transferable on 25 July during the match against Lugano. Promise that fans were asking to honor after swallowing the bitter sale of Hakimi. Antonio Conte must have smelled the air, an air of demobilization, and he preferred to leave with an important and prestigious title. Now the questions are growing, the first concerns Lautaro Martinez, then also other important players such as Barella. There could be a domino effect in the face of a project with increasingly blurred and worrying outlines. Simone Inzaghi, a man of the field, sketches but is certainly disappointed and bewildered. It is difficult to defend the title in such a dark and complex situation.
Lukaku’s enthusiasm died down and so he finally agreed to leave. Chelsea welcomes him with open arms, for him a salary of 11 million plus bonuses against the 8 and a half million he received at Inter. It is certainly not an economic issue for Lukaku but the disappointment of a club that seems to have lost its way. In its place Zapata or Dzeko. But the bitterness remains. Visits have already been scheduled, Lukaku has not trained with Inter and tomorrow he will not be in Parma. It will certainly be further away, probably in London.
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