Romelu Lukaku Joins Inter Milan in Deadline Day Deal

Romelu Lukaku with Manchester United in March. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10143992f)

Striker Romelu Lukaku was given a warm welcome to Milan on Thursday morning after arriving at the airport to complete a move to Inter Milan from Manchester United.

On the last day of the summer transfer window, Manchester United has agreed to sell the Belgian forward to Italian giants Inter Milan for a fee of approximately $93 million. The move comes after a long search by Inter Milan for a top-tier striker as they look to challenge for the Serie A title this season.

Manchester United made the decision to try to sell the striker, for which they paid an $80 million fee plus $18 million in add-ons, back in the summer of 2017.

Lukaku played well at times but frustrated with his inconsistency and lack of big performances in big games for the English club. Now, the club has apparently just decided to go ahead and move in a different direction as they look for a new goal-scorer.

Lukaku will have a new start with the Italian club, where the 26-year-old will be an unquestioned starter. His presence should help the club look to knock Juventus off of the Serie A throne and perhaps even advance far in the Champions League knockout rounds.