Manchester United fans are surprisingly pleased to hear that Romelu Lukaku will not be swapped for Inter Milan this summer.
The Belgian forward, who came in for an initial fee of £75m in 2017 has struggled for form this past season. He has flirted with the option of moving to Italy to reunite with Antonio Conte at the San Siro.
Both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Conte have a massive job of revamping their respective squad this summer. Icardi wants out of Inter and it was suggested that an exchange deal could be applied.
However, Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported that the potential deal was set off by the Premier League giants. He tweeted, “#Inter Icardi is considered out of every project by the executives and especially by Antonio Conte. Mauro insists on staying and demonstrating already in withdrawal what he can give, count does not want to know: it is for sale and no longer matters on him.”
An United fan posed a question to that Tweet, “Was it true Icardi was offered for a swap with Lukaku?”
To which Romano replied, “Man Utd refused!”
Icardi scored 17 goals in 37 appearances last season and is regarded as one of the best number nines in the world. However, he has not warmed up to the United fans as evident from their responses to the post.
One wrote, “Wouldn’t want Icardi at any cost. He has the worst attitude in football these days. I’m so glad we refused this. Rate Lukaku higher.”