Conte gets his man has Lukaku inks deal with the Nerrazuri. #169

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In the beginning of the summer it was rumored that Lukaku would join Inter before the start of the season. This comes in wake of Conte isolating Icardi has Conte doesn’t tolerate drama which Icardi and his wife tends to cause which he will not allow. So this left a huge need for a striker with Icardi being benched if he’s stuck at the club if he doesn’t leave for Juventus which is his reported place he wouldn’t mind going to. Inter placed an initial bid of 54 million euros which Manchester United rejected has they put him at a 85 million euro investment. Inter were thinking of a reasonable counter offer but Juventus were looking to hijack Inter’s man Lukaku for a Dybala and Lukaku swap. But Manchester United however pulled the plug on negotiations has Dybala only wants a move to Inter Milan or PSG. While also Lukaku would leave only for Inter Milan. After that link was severed Inter came in with an offer of 70 million euros with a possible 13 million euros in additional bonuses. So with that after arriving in Milan Lukaku passed his medical and put pen to paper has Lukaku after weeks of drama joins the club.

 

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Lukaku really started to become a complete player when he joined Everton for a five year season for a fee of 28 million pounds which at the time was a club record. He would score his first goal has a permanent player on September 13th against his former club but he didn’t celebrate it due to feeling bad about it. A few months later he scored his first Everton hat trick in a 4-1 win against Young Boys to help them to reach the round of 16 in the Europa League. In his next season with the club Lukaku scored two goals in a 3-0 win against Southampton during the match he accidentally hit a spectator with the ball and gave that fan a t-shirt has an apology. In August he scored in a victory against League One side Barnsley in the League cup. He managed a few days later to single handedly lead his side from a losing position 0-2 against West Brom scoring two goals along with one assist which helped his side win 3-2. In December he became the only Everton player to score in six consecutive matches along with seven in all competitions ever since Bob Latchford. On February 20th 2016 he scored his 20th goal of the season scoring over 30 goals that year in all competitions. In 2017 he rejected a contract extension for the club but after having a successful run with 141 total appearances with a total of 68 goals. Lukaku joined Manchester United on a five year contract for 75 million pounds. He debuted in a 2-1 loss against Real Madrid in the Super Cup. He scored his first goal in the league scoring twice in a 4-0 win against West Ham. A few weeks later he had ten goals in only nine appearances which broke Sir Bobby Charlton record which at the time was nine goals in nine appearances. After scoring against Swansea he scored his 100th premier league goal which he became the fifth youngest to do so. Last season he scored several goals but had a twelve match drought after the sacking of then manager Jose Mourinho. But before he signed for Inter on a five year contract he scored 28 goals for them. On August 8th he signed for the club for a fee close to 80 million euros.

 

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Lukaku will be utilized has a primary striker replacing Icardi has he is not apart of Conte’s plans for the club. Lukaku’s strength he has is his body he is tall enough to complete headers inside the box that keepers and defenders will have a hard time blocking. He predominantly scores goals with his right foot but however he is very comfortable using his weaker left foot to score and set up assist which is great has most players stick with their stronger foot which can make setting up things a bit difficult. So it is good that when he performs attacks he is very versatile. Defensive wise he will be hard to stop because of his physical build which will make it hard for opponents to block and tackle his shots. If Lukaku however has to move to a defensive position he will be good at stealing the ball from opponents and blocking their chances has well. Lukaku will also be a huge threat inside the box especially for aerial duals him paired up with Martinez will help give Inter a potential title this season but other than that welcome to the club Lukaku.

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