Romelu Lukaku Chooses Europe Over Lucrative Saudi Arabia Offer

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Romelu Lukaku has turned down a lucrative offer from Saudi Pro League and is ‘annoyed’ with Chelsea over transfer saga.

Romelu Lukaku Chooses Europe Over Lucrative Saudi Arabia Offer

Lukaku fell out of favor with then-Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and returned to Inter Milan on loan during the 2022/23 campaign.

Whilst at Inter Milan, the Belgium international was a vital team member and helped Milan reach its first Champions League final in 13 years.

Lukaku, 30, want to spend another season in Italy but Chelsea are not looking to send him out on loan again.

Reports have it that Romelu Lukaku is frustrated at Chelsea’s position especially with no other major European club showing an interest in his services at this stage of the transfer window.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano shared an insight to Lukaku’s transfer saga on his social media account, recently, stressing that the Belgian still wants more European football.

He said: “Understand Romelu Lukaku has decided to continue in Europe despite important proposal from Saudi.”

“Lukaku appreciated the effort but he’s not ready yet to leave European football at this stage of his career.”

“Direct communication has been sent as Rom’s now prepared to work on new season in European football.”

“Inter want Lukaku to stay, he loves Inter but they’ve ball in their court — no agreement yet with Chelsea.”

Chelsea new manager, Mauricio Pochettino, is desperate to reduce his squad ahead of the start of pre-season and the Belgian might be axed.

Chelsea are also looking to resolve the futures of players Pochettino has seen as surplus to requirements before the end of this month to comply with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.

Romelu Lukaku Chooses Europe Over Lucrative Saudi Arabia Offer

Chelsea are also looking to make some money from the Saudi league by selling Edouard Mendy to Al-Ahli and Hakim Ziyech to Al-Nassr.

Koulibaly, is in negotiations for a move to Al-Hilal worth €30m per year despite Inter Milan’s recent interest.

The Blues would gladly sell Lukaku to the Saudi clubs too, but the Belgium international does not want to play for another club aside Inter Milan.

Futballnews understands that Lukaku has his heart set on extending the Inter stay and that means negotiating new terms for the loan.

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli is a Belgian footballer who was born on 13 May, 1993 and plays as a striker for Belgium national team and Inter Milan, on loan from Chelsea.

Lukaku returned to Chelsea in a club-record transfer worth £97.5 million (€115 million) in 2021, making him the seventh-most expensive player, and the most expensive Belgian player.

The transfer made him the most expensive player of all time with reference to cumulative transfer fees.

Internationally, Lukaku is Belgium’s all-time top goalscorer, and after making his debut in 2010, he has represented his country at five major tournaments.

He has played for Belgium in the 2016 and 2020 UEFA European Championships and the 2014, 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups; he finished as joint second-highest goalscorer to win the Bronze Boot in 2018.

Lukaku Net Worth

Romelu Lukaku is a Belgian professional footballer who has a net worth of $150 million as at 2023.

The famous Belgian star has a net worth of $150 Million, this is according to various online sources.

Lukaku’s assets include several luxury cars, including a Lamborghini Urus, Ferrari 488 GTB, and Ferrari 458 Italia.

The former United and Everton striker also owns a yacht and several properties in Manchester and Los Angeles.

Romelu Lukaku Chooses Europe Over Lucrative Saudi Arabia Offer

Additionally, Lukaku has sponsorship deals with Nike, Beats by Dre, and other brands that further add to his wealth.

Lukaku’s income comes majorly from his football contracts as well as additional sponsorship income from various companies such as Monster Energy Drink and Samsung Mobile UK.

The Belgian also earns money through endorsements on social media platforms such as Instagram where he has amassed over 10 million followers.

Adding this altogether, Lukaku’s net worth is reportedly estimated at around $150 million.

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