Lukaku says no to Man City

Martin Macdonald
Romelu Lukaku thinks he was right to leave Man Utd for Inter

Romelu Lukaku thinks he was right to leave Man Utd for Inter

Romelu Lukaku insists he is happy at Inter for the moment amid speculation he could return to the Premier League with Manchester City.

After signing for Chelsea at a young age Lukaku would move out on loan to West Brom and then Everton before joining the Toffees permanently.

He would star for Everton before earning a £75 million transfer to Manchester United.

While he was by no means a flop at Old Trafford, he eventually fell out of favour and joined Inter in 2019, saying afterwards he felt he was made a scapegoat by some at the Red Devils for their failings on the pitch.

At Inter he has enjoyed the best form of his career, scoring 47 league goals in just 65 starts across his first two campaigns in Italy.

In 2020/21 he was one of Inter's key performers as they won Serie A and ended Juventus's decade-long period of dominance.

It is that kind of form that has led to an alleged interest in him, with Man City top of his list of admirers.

However, according to the man himself, that transfer won't be happening.

When asked by former Man City winger Trevor Sinclair if he would consider a move back to the Premier League with the 2020/21 champions, Lukaku replied on Twitter:

"I am happy at Inter".

Lukaku was asked the question on an informal question and answer session on Twitter.

Could Lukaku still move?

Whether Lukaku actually wants to move at the moment may not necessarily come into play as although Inter are naturally desperate to keep their star striker, they need to sell some of their prized assets this summer.

The Nerazzurri have been heavily impacted by the ongoing pandemic and find themselves deep in debt.

It is believed that one of Lukaku, Martinez, Achraf Hakimi or Nicolo Barella will be sold in order to ease the financial pressure.

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Thankfully for Lukaku, he will likely get his wish to stay at San Siro as Hakimi will likely be joining Paris Saint-Germain soon for €70 million which will play a big part in easing the aforementioned pressure.

Things have became so desperate for Inter that previous head coach Antonio Conte left the club after guiding them to the Serie A title.

Conte was eager to bolster his squad for an assault on the Champions League but was informed by club directors that cuts would need to be made, which led to the Italian's departure.

Man City recently bid £100m to land Harry Kane from Tottenham.