Romelu Lukaku’s move to Inter Milan from Manchester United in the summer is turning out to be a long awaited transfer.
It has been dragging on and on for ages now with neither party coming to an agreement on the player.
Lukaku joined United in the summer of 2016 when Antonio Conte was in charge of Chelsea. The Italian coach wanted Lukaku in his team, however United won the race.
In his three years in United, Lukaku has blown hot and cold. He started slow and then shone brightly before fizzing out once again. This pattern continued for years and now he wants a move away to a new challenge.
It has had even more to do with the fact that Antonio Conte is in charge of Inter Milan right now. He wants Lukaku to join him at Inter now and the player himself has agreed to come and even told the media about his desire.
And now Inter CEO Marotta has said that he is still optimistic about a deal even though both clubs are still far from agreeing a fee for the player.
“Am I optimistic about Lukaku? Yes, I am optimistic about everything,” he told the gathered media.