Romelu Lukaku’s transfer to Inter Milan was one of the biggest signings of the summer in world soccer, and it didn’t take him long to prove why the Italian giants wanted to add the prolific striker.
The Belgian goal-scorer put the ball in the back of the net in Inter’s 4-0 season-opening win against Lecce. It was just what the Inter brass had imagined that Lukaku would provide the team with after making an $89 million investment in the striker.
He was one of four Inter players to score on a night that left the fans more than satisfied, joining Marcelo Brozovic, Stefano Sensi, and Antonio Candreva in the rout.
Lukaku moved on to Inter after spending two seasons with Manchester United, where he appeared in 66 games, scoring 28 goals with the English Premier League side.
Antonio Conte, Inter’s newly-appointed manager, complimented the Belgian striker after the win. He said that “Romelu has entered the Inter world with great humility, he is ready to work for the team.”
It’s a big compliment paid to the star, whose tenure at Manchester United was marked with inconsistency despite the great promise shown by him at times.
Inter will look to continue its hot start next Sunday at Cagliari.