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Steven Zhang: Inter President praises ‘special Romelu Lukaku

Fri 11 June 2021 | 19:05

Inter President Steven Zhang has heaped praise on the Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku and highlights the importance of the 28-year-old for the Nerazzurri. ‘He is special, not just as a player.’





Manchester United

for a reported fee of €80m in 2019 and the Belgian has since rebuilt his reputation with Inter where his goals helped power

Antonio Conte

’s side to a first Serie A title win in over a decade last season.

“Lukaku is special, not just as a player who scores lots of goals, but as a person,”

Zhang told Sky Sport Italia


“He has this big heart, he is friendly with everyone, affectionate, polite, he shows respect towards everyone. It’s rare to find someone with such a big heart.

“I remember two years ago that Conte insisted we sign him and he was right to push us into this investment. He was the right player.”

That will be the last huge investment for a while, because Inter are forced to cut costs and sell some of the players to compensate the loss of revenue during the pandemic.

He also explains why Inter owners Suning are prioritizing the construction of a new stadium, and links it to a broader plan to modernize the club.

“It is very important that we build an innovative structure, so the club can give a top-level experience to its fans. Without that, we would remain behind other clubs who have already provided a better structure for their fans.”

source: SportMob