Inter Milan Ultras Release Statement Ahead Of Romelu Lukaku Transfer: "We Took Note Of Betrayal"
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Inter Milan ultras have released a spiky statement ahead of Romelu Lukaku's arrival from Chelsea.
The Serie A club have agreed a deal to sign Lukaku on a season-long loan from the Premier League side.
It comes just a year after he joined the Blues for a staggering £97.5 million.
His move back to the San Siro club hasn't necessarily gone down well with the club's ultras.
The Curva Nord have instructed fans not to over celebrate his transfer, but not to boo him either.
They also said that he must re-earn their respect after supporting him like a 'king' during his prolific first spell.
"The Curva Nord supports Inter and will not make any objection to the player (despite last summer’s behavior). Given this, no one should go to welcome him with scarves or banners of the Curva or of the groups that it has," the statement reads.
"Everything that will be done for him in the future, he will have to earn it on the pitch with humility and sweat. He was supported (and treated) like a King, now he is like a lot of the others.
"Let us also be clear to everyone that we will never cheer against Lukaku if he wears the Inter shirt again.
"However, we invite all Inter fans not to fall into the opposite trap, that of running immediately and drooling about him. In addition to a clear instinctive emotional aspect, pretending that nothing has happened would only give a further acceleration to that process that has been going on for years - aimed at making us all stupid and supine consumers. We are not people who are at the mercy of the moves of players and clubs.
"We took note of Lukaku’s betrayal and we were very upset. To a footballer these things can be forgiven over time, but [for us] they will stay."
The 29-year-old scored 34 goals in all competitions in his debut season.
He bagged 30 goals in all competitions the following season as Inter bagged the Scudetto.
It appears Lukaku will need to enjoy a similar season in order to get the Inter supporters back on his side.
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