Romelu Lukaku breaks silence on why he left Manchester United to join Inter Milan for £73million last summer
Lukaku joined Inter Milan for £73million after two years at Manchester United which he joined from Everton under Jose Mourinho.
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.
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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