Romelu Lukaku has completed a stunning return to Inter Milan on loan from Chelsea, the Serie A club announced on Wednesday.
Lukaku, 29, endured a tough 2021-22 season following his €115million move to Stamford Bridge from Inter last summer, scoring eight goals in 26 English Premier League appearances.
His time at Chelsea was further hampered by controversy following an interview with Sky Sports Italia in which he stated he was “not happy” with the system that manager Thomas Tuchel was using.
The Belgium international returns to Inter, whom he helped secure the Serie A title in 2021 by scoring 24 times and assisting a further 10 in 36 matches in their league campaign.
Chelsea said in a statement:
Romelu Lukaku will spend the 2022/23 campaign with Inter Milan after completing a season-long loan move from Chelsea.
— Inter (@Inter) June 29, 2022
With the World Cup just months away the forward will be aware of the need to play regular football in order to cement his starting spot for Belgium in Qatar.