Belgian international, Romelu Lukaku have finally rejoined his former club, Chelsea Fc for $135 million from Inter Milan, as the star Belgian striker is back at Stamford Bridge seven years after he departed.
This is huge news on the eve of the new Premier League season.
According to details from club’s website, The Belgian has signed a five-year contract and will add attacking firepower to Thomas Tuchel’s squad of European champions.
Here’s a statement from Lukaku after signing;
I’m happy and blessed to be back at this wonderful club,’ said Lukaku. ‘It’s been a long journey for me: I came here as a kid who had a lot to learn, now I’m coming back with a lot of experience and more mature.
‘The relationship I have with this club means so much to me, as you know. I have supported Chelsea as a kid and now to be back and try to help them win more titles is an amazing feeling.
‘The way the club is going fits my ambitions perfectly at 28 and just coming off winning Serie A. I think this opportunity comes at the right time and hopefully we can have a lot of success together.
‘Since I left Chelsea, it’s been a long journey with a lot of ups and downs, but these experiences made me strong and the challenge is to try to help the team win some more trophies. I can’t wait to get started and to help the club achieve more success.’
While commenting at the event, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: ‘Romelu Lukaku is quite simply one of the world’s best strikers and goalscorers. We are absolutely delighted to be bringing him back to the club he loves, and are excited to be adding his talent to our Champions League-winning squad.
‘We are of course looking to build on last season’s success, and Lukaku will play a big role in achieving our targets. I’m sure all Chelsea fans will join me in saying welcome home, Romelu!’
Further details reveal that the former Inter Milan striker is now the most-expensive player of all-time, based on combined transfer fees, as over $400 million has been spent on his talents.