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Di Biagio: Lukaku felt in his heart he was still an Inter player

Sat 18 June 2022 | 18:13

Former Inter player Gigi Di Biagio believes Rumelo Lukaku still feels he is an Inter player in his heart.

Lukaku

returned to

Chelsea

last summer for €110 million but he has failed to impress under Thomas Tuchel and started just 16 Premier League games during the 2021-22 season and scored only 8 goals.

"It's really quite romantic that we all got the feeling from the first day that Lukaku wanted to return to Inter straight away,"

the former midfielder told Sky Sport Italia.

"You could tell from the way he spoke, the look on his face, he still felt in his heart that he was still an Inter player. Then there was that interview he gave too.”

In recent days Italian media have reported that Inter has started negotiations with Chelsea over signing Romelu Lukaku on a loan deal and the English club is open to allowing him to return to Serie A.

Di Biagio says the 29-year-old striker is a good signing for

Inter

. He scored 24 goals and helped Inter to win the Serie A title in the 2020-2021 season.

"Lukaku can still make the difference in Serie A, for his motivation, his desire to wear the jersey, he wants to give something more,"

he added.

"He felt like he was the king at Inter, whereas something at Chelsea just wasn't working."


source: SportMob

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