Romelu Lukaku is “very happy” as he arrives in for Inter’s return.

Romelu Lukaku said he was “very happy” to be back in Milan. The Belgian international striker arrived in Milan on Wednesday before his loan from Chelsea back to Inter Milan.

Lukaku came out of Linate airport early on Wednesday morning, beaming, and gave a short but happy answer to the few reporters who were waiting for him.

Later in the day, the 29-year-old will get a physical before making his long-awaited return to Inter official.

Inter will pay an initial eight million euros ($8.42 million) and possibly another three million euros in bonuses to Chelsea for the loan, according to reports.

Lukaku will lead Inter’s attack again as they try to win back the Serie A championship after he took a pay cut of 8.5 million euros for the next season.

Lukaku is leaving London after failing to make an impression for the second time at Chelsea. He did not live up to the high expectations that came with his move from Inter to Chelsea for £97.5 million last summer.

In his two years at Inter, he scored 64 goals in 95 games and led the team to its first Serie A title in more than a decade. The 2021 Scudetto broke both an 11-year drought and Juventus’ hold on Italian football.

Inter’s owners, the Suning Group, were having money problems, which were made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. This led coach Antonio Conte to leave the club almost as soon as they won the title.

He said that Inter’s need to cut costs would have stopped him from building the team he wanted to compete at home and in Europe.

Lukaku followed Conte out the door after then-European champions Chelsea offered a huge sum that helped Inter’s finances. He started well on his return to Stamford Bridge, where he had played before.

After he scored four goals in his first four games, coach Thomas Tuchel said, “He was the kind of guy we were missing.” However, he didn’t score again until early December, and injuries, Covid-19, and bad play kept him off the team.

Then, he made Chelsea fans angry by giving an interview to Sky Sport Italia in which he talked about how unhappy he was and said that he still loved Inter and wanted to go back.

These comments also made Inter’s most dedicated fans say they didn’t want him back because they thought his move to Chelsea was a lie about how much he loved the Milanese club.

They told other fans not to show up in large groups to welcome Lukaku back because he is now “just one of many” and fans used to treat him “like a king.”

Lukaku will be very important to coach Simone Inzaghi’s plan to win back the league title from AC Milan, which they lost by two points last season.

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