The Belgian striker has achieved an agreement with Rome to be borrowed until the end of the season
Mourinho He pushed to complete his contract and see him again for the third time in his career
It is said that the second parts were never good, but no one ever said anything about the third part. Romelu Lukaku and José Mourinho resume their love story in the best possible setting for a reunion: Rome, the “Eternal City” and the city of lovers. The Portuguese coach will meet the Belgian ‘giants’ for the third time in his career: First it was Chelsea, later Manchester United and now in Rome.
The Italian team has already completed the signing of the Chelsea footballer loaned out until the end of the season, with a payment of 6 million euros. Lukaku is expected to land at Rome Airport at 5:00 p.m. this afternoon and will report back to Mou immediately. Four years later they see each other again.
Fleeting love in London
It all started at Stamford Bridge, where In the 2013/14 season, the very young Romelu Lukaku met José Mourinho for the first time. The Portuguese coach made his second leg at the London club after his spell at the Bernabéu. However, This first meeting was very briefas the Belgian played three games before moving on loan to Everton, where he was transferred the next summer for 35 million euros.
A reunion at Old Trafford
the summer of 2017, Manchester United paid a record transfer fee of 85 million euros to Everton for Lukaku. Mourinho was on the bench at Old Trafford ahead of his second season, following a successful first year at title level with the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield. The Belgian had a positive incursion into the “theater of dreams”with a good first season at goalscorer level.
In 51 games he scored 27 goals, 16 of them in the Premier League. On the 18th/19th However, he experienced the final downturn that ultimately separated him from the club. In the same summer, Mourinho also left the door to sign for Tottenham.
Lukaku’s time at United left a bittersweet taste in his fans The Belgian would join Inter “rebounded” two seasons after his arrival for a transfer of twenty million less, i.e. 65 million euros.
…ending in the “Eternal City”
All this jumble of millions, twists and turns in the script and crossing paths until we reach Rome. Lukaku and Mourinho will work together again following the final agreement between Chelsea and the Italian team over the player’s transfer. At 30, the Belgian returns to Serie A to try to repeat his best moments from his good time at Inter.
And this could be Lukaku’s last big chance to show he can continue to perform at the highest level in Europe. Chelsea’s Pochettino He never considered signing him for this season and the Roma option was his ‘lifesaver’. Will he be able to regain his level with the help of his old friend “Mou”?