Romelu Lukaku has thanked Inter followers for his or her help over the previous two years, however begged them to know his ‘likelihood of a lifetime’ determination to depart San Siro and rejoin Chelsea this summer time.
The 28-year-old accomplished his £97.5m transfer again to Stamford Bridge on Thursday, returning to the membership the place he first rose to prominence in Europe a decade in the past.
Lukaku has spoken of his pleasure in becoming a member of Chelsea this summer time, however he took the time on Sunday to pen a heartfelt letter to Inter supporters to say an emotional goodbye.
The Belgian thanked the Interisti for his or her help and love, however requested them to know his want for a ‘likelihood of a lifetime’ return to the place he as soon as referred to as dwelling.
“Thanks for loving me as certainly one of your individual. Thanks for making me and my household really feel at dwelling in Milano. Thanks for the unconditional help and love each day. Thanks for motivating me much more after the primary season,” Lukaku wrote.
“Once I got here to Inter, I instantly felt that I might do nicely for this membership. The love and reception I obtained at Malpensa airport was the beginning of a stupendous story. “I made it my mission to by no means allow you to down each time I wore the Inter shirt. I gave 100% in each coaching session and each recreation in order that I may make you proud.
“Our first season ended within the hardest attainable approach, however you guys gave me the power to proceed to maintain pushing and we did it as a group. That’s why we grew to become champions collectively.
“I hope you guys perceive my determination to maneuver on to Chelsea. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime for me and I feel at the moment in my profession, it’s the possibility I’ve at all times dreamed of. One factor is for positive and that’s that I’ll at all times stay an Interista, as a result of with out you I wouldn’t be the participant or man I’m as we speak.
“Thanks for loving me as certainly one of your individual. Thanks for making me and my household really feel at dwelling in Milano.”
– Romelu Lukaku’s message to Inter followers
“Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart. I like you. Thanks a lot. All the time, Forza Inter!”
Lukaku then posted a picture of he and his former teammates holding the Serie A trophy aloft, a triumph he was integral a part of final season. He fired 24 targets for Inter of their title-winning season, reaffirming his place among the many most prolific forwards in Europe.
His targets have earned him a lucrative return to Chelsea, the membership he left in 2014, having struggled to achieve adequate recreation time as a gifted younger participant. The Blues have now forked out a club-record price for the Belgian, who they hope will fireplace them to Premier League title glory below Thomas Tuchel.