Roma captain hates ‘viral’ Lukaku: “I don’t know what he brings to the team”

August 28, 2023 | by

Roma coach Mauricio Pellegrini has a word for Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked with a move to AS Roma.

“We don’t know what Lukaku can bring, but there are those who are working to make it happen,” Pellegrini said in an interview. If the signing of Lukaku is finalized, we will know what he can bring, but if not, it’s like talking about any player in the world.”

Lukaku is the hottest player in the transfer market this summer. He spent last season on loan at Inter Milan and wanted to make a full transfer rather than return to Chelsea (England). Chelsea were keen to move on quickly as their relationship with Lukaku was not going well. The Saudi Pro League made an offer for Lukaku, but he rejected it because he wanted to challenge himself in Europe.

With Inter Milan seemingly locked in, Lukaku made a shocking move. At the same time that he was negotiating with Inter, he was also in contact with Juventus (Italy). This was a huge betrayal for Inter, as both teams were competing for a place in the Champions League. Shortly after this revelation, Inter pulled out of the deal.

His feud with his teammates grew. On July 22, Italian publication Gazzetta d’Italia reported that “Everyone was disappointed with Lukaku’s behavior, including the captain, Lautaro. Some of the players have been in constant contact with him, but he has ignored them all,” and reported that Lukaku and his teammates had crossed a point of no return.

In response, Juventus proposed a Blahovic-Lukaku trade with Chelsea. Chelsea were willing to pay €25 million more for Lukaku, but the deal fell apart when Juventus demanded €40 million.

Now Roma have entered the fray. Roma will pay €5 million on loan, with no buyout clause. Lukaku has already informed Roma of his intention to accept the offer. Roma now need to reach an agreement with Chelsea and work with Lukaku and his agent to reach an agreement on his salary. 온라인카지노

“Chelsea and Roma have demanded that Lukaku take a pay cut to £7 million if he wants to be allowed to move to Italy,” the British publication Evening Standard reported on Nov. 27 (KST).

According to the outlet, Lukaku was earning £17 million a year, which was too much for Roma. Chelsea are willing to cut Lukaku’s weekly wages not only for this loan but also for the rest of his contract, which runs until 2026, and now Roma want to pay £7 million in wages.

In order to do this, Lukaku will have to take a pay cut and is now being persuaded to take a cut in his salary until 2026 as the final step in the transfer talks.


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