After securing a 75m pound move to Inter Milan from Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku has emerged as an important player in the squad for Antonio Conte.
The Belgian striker quickly settled at San Siro and hit the ground running,. He finished his debut season with 34 goals. He is presently on seven goals from eight Serie A games and four from four Champions League games. With such a good average goal per game, Lukaku is a player Inter is not ready to joke with.
This is more of the reason Conte is planning to bring in a back up striker for the Belgian in order to give him some rest.
Inter already felt the absence of Lukaku in two games that he was absent as they struggled to even get draws. On his return to action, Lukaku bagged a brace bringing Inter back from 2-0 down to win 4-2.
He then continued with another brace in the 3-2 win against Borussia Mionchenglabach in the midweek UEFA Champions League clash which reignite their hopes of qualifying for the next round of the tournament.
Although qualification for the next round of the tournament looks unlikely for the Serie A side, Lukaku only needed to convert the two chances presented to him in nine minutes to change the tie.
With three points now separating the group’s four teams going into next week’s final round of games, anything is possible.
The Germans drew level after Alassane Plea canceled out Matteo Darmian’s opener before half-time. Lukaku then scored twice in nine minutes to make it 3-1, before Plea’s second.
Why is Romelu Lukaku very important for Conte at Inter Milan
Conte has been under severe pressure about his future at the club after getting almost al the players he wanted.
On the domestic front, he might be given at least a pass mark for being second on the log but not qualifying for Champions League roubd of 16 could be seen as a setback for a team that featured in last season’s UEFA Europa League final.
It won’t be a surprise if the Italian tactician is booted out if Inter fails to progressed pass the group stage of the competition since 2012.
For Inter to even have any chance of defeating Shaktar they played a barren draw with in the first leg, Lukaku needs to be in top shape as it look like the goals are coming out of his boot at the moment.
How much is Romelulu Lukaku worth?
It was gathered that Lukaku’s contract is a fixed salary which will rise year by year. According to the details of his contract, he’ll start with €6 million before rising to €7 million and then €8.5 million by the 2021-22 campaign.
With a reported €300,000 being earned at the Giuseppe Mezza, Lukaku is the highest earner at Inter.
After placing value on his housing, car assets and endorsement deals, his total net worth adds up to about $143 million.
How fast is Romelu Lukaku?
Lukaku’s work rate came to question after being accused of not working hard enough in training during his stint with Manchester United.
The 27=year-old Belgian decided to settle the debate by releasing his training date after securing a move to Inter.
He ran 36.25km/h to show he was behind first placed Diogo Dalot (36.43k/h). This means he was quicker than Marcus Rashford (35.71km/h) and even Daniel James (35.53km/h,).
How many goals has Romelu Lukaku scored in his career?
Romelu Lukaku has so far scored 209 goals across his career in 575 games.