Romelu Lukaku breaks silence on why he left Manchester United to join Inter Milan for £73million last summer

Romelu Lukaku has broken the silence on his move away from Manchester United last summer to Inter Milan.

Lukaku joined Inter Milan for £73million after two years at Manchester United which he joined from Everton under Jose Mourinho.

READ: Lukaku completes £73m move to Inter Milan

He described his last year with the Red Devils a bad year that can happen to everybody.

‘One bad year can happen to everybody, and I was done [at United],’ Lukaku told Arsenal legend Ian Wright during an interview for his YouTube channel.

‘I had to make a decision over going somewhere where I can learn other aspects of my game and work with somebody that wanted me as well.

TURIN, ITALY – MARCH 08: Romelu Lukaku of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between Juventus and FC Internazionale played behind closed doors at Allianz Stadium after the Italian Government has issued a list of new guidelines to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 on March 8, 2020 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa – Inter/Inter via Getty Images)

Lukaku added that he had discussions with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but his move away from the club was inevitable.

‘Ole wanted me to stay but I told him it was over. I didn’t have the energy. All credit to him because he’s been a man and he helped me make the move away.’

He says he nearly joined Juventus but he felt Antonio Conte who wanted him at Chelsea and then still at Inter Milan was right coach to have him.

‘I was close, really close [to joining Juventus], but my mind was always set on Inter and the manager,’ Lukaku revealed.

‘As a kid I looked up to Adriano, Ronaldo and [Christian] Vieri.

‘Obviously when Inter came – and the manager Conte wanted me at Chelsea and Juve as well – I wanted to go there and see what it was like, keep my head down and work.’

Lukaku has managet to net 23 goals in Italy sofar leaving Inter Milan as one of the teams favorite for the Serie A title this season.

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