The 29-year-old striker, who scored 15 goals in 44 games for Chelsea last season following a club record £97.5 million move from Inter Milan, has re-joined the Italian club on a season-long loan.
He will join up with his teammates in the coming days after Inter paid a loan fee of £6.9 million for the Belgium international, plus £3.5 million in bonuses if they win the Scudetto.
Hear what Big Rom has to say :speaking_head::arrow_right:
Watch the full interview here :point_right: https://t.co/UpC4Lb5nM5 pic.twitter.com/vnyAKZlyY5
- Inter (@Inter_en) June 29, 2022
Shortly after the deal was confirmed, Inter announced that Lukaku will wear the number 90 jersey for the 2022/23 campaign.
"Romelu Lukaku is back in black and blue," a statement on their official website said. "After arriving in Milan and popping into Inter HQ to meet president Steven Zhang, the Belgium striker spoke to Inter TV before revealing his new shirt number for the coming campaign: No.90."
It was a decision that certainly got people speculating on social media.
One fan said: "There's no way. Inter giving Lukaku the number for the amount of money Chelsea wasted on him is next-level sh*thousery."
Another said: "Romelu Lukaku picking number 90 because that's how much profit Inter have made from him in just one year," while a third commented: "Someone said Inter gave Lukaku the number 90 to represent the profit the club made and I've been dying laughing since."
Romelu Lukaku picking number 90 because that's how much profit Inter have made from him in just one year: €90m :moneybag: https://t.co/cDbxg3nRrb
- Football Transfers (@Transfersdotcom) June 29, 2022
Inter and Lukaku has monumentally f**ked us. Now the number 90 shirt as well to take the complete piss out of us. I have never been so ashamed about a deal.
- The Other Side Of The Coin :star::star: (@TOSOTC_CFC) June 29, 2022
Lukaku choosing to wear jersey number 90 in memory of how much chelsea have lost (bought 100M loaned out 10M) since he was signed is beautiful to see. :sob::sob::sob:
- Saddam (@Saddam_KE) June 30, 2022
So Inter sold Lukaku £100 million for Chelsea last season and loan him back this season for £10 million. The sad aspect comes when inter decided to give Lukaku 90 jersey representing the number of £ they cheated Chelsea pic.twitter.com/uhur9Xf0Xl
- Uncle-zizo (@zizoholi) June 30, 2022
Lukaku gets number 90 on shirt we get 7m loan for him he cost us 97 m do the math it's a piss take that they've earned 90 mill off us
- mark Davies :star2::star2: (@gimly68) June 30, 2022
Inter sold Lukaku to Chelsea for 100 million. They've now taken him loan for 10 million and he'll wear Jersey number 90 :sob::sob::sob:. 100 - 10 =90 :joy::joy::joy:
- Steeze :gem: (@__Steeze1) June 29, 2022
Going back to Inter on loan and requesting to wear the number 90, the number that represents the amount of millions Chelsea spent on him last season.
Top level shithousery from Lukaku and Inter that! https://t.co/P9RDbaYwWf
- Matt (@MCFC_Matt_1989) June 30, 2022
Lukaku, who wore the number nine shirt during his last spell at the San Siro, will likely begin the campaign wearing 90 if Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko remains in Milan.
The former Manchester City striker recorded 17 goals for the club last season while wearing the number nine jersey.
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