Chelsea Football Club has confirmed the signing of Romelu Lukaku after paying a substantial sum of money on the Belgian all-time leading goal-scorer.
After landing in London and completing his physical in Italy, he was announced as a Chelsea player on August 12, 2021.
The Chelsea and Inter Milan boards agreed on a sum of more than €114 million and personal terms of €12-13 million per year net (about £195,000 per week after tax).
He will not, however, play against Chelsea’s first-round opponent, Crystal Palace, in order to respect covid 19 regulations, but he will be available for the second-week forthcoming fixture against Arsenal.
Romelu Lukaku expressed his delight at returning to his hometown club for a second stint, claiming that he is looking forward to elevating the team with his abilities.
In his words, he said:
“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 hourney 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.”