Coach Graham Potter believes Romelu Lukaku still has a future at Chelsea and insists the on-loan striker is a fantastic player.
Chelsea spent £97.5m re-signing Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan in August 2021, but the Belgium international struggled in his first season back at Stamford Bridge, scoring 15 goals in 44 appearances. yard.
Lukaku has angered Chelsea just months after returning to Stamford Bridge, in which he criticized manager Thomas Tuchel’s tactics in an interview with an Italian television station and hinted that he would love to return to Inter.
The 29-year-old got his wish last summer when Chelsea allowed Lukaku to rejoin Inter on loan. This season, Lukaku has been injured and has only 5 goals in 19 matches for the Milan team in Serie A.
When asked about Lukaku’s possible return to Chelsea, coach Graham Potter told Canal+: “Well, he is still a Chelsea player and of course we are monitoring his situation. Lukaku is a great player, someone who has established himself over the years.”
“But we will only discuss his future at the end of the season, it’s too early to talk about the players going or staying.”
Speaking earlier this month, Inter CEO Beppe Marotta confirmed Inter will not buy Lukaku outright in the summer of 2023. If Chelsea do not plan to use the striker born in 1993, he could be sold. Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are said to be willing to spend £ 50 million to buy the Belgian player.