Inter Second Guessing Lukaku Future over Injury Woes

Romelu Lukaku is back on the mend with an injury and will miss at least Tuesday’s Coppa Italia fixture between Inter and Parma. The Nerazzurri are hopeful the problem is minor, as he has a sore tendon. He’ll be re-evaluated at the end of the week. They will face Milan in the Supercoppa next Wednesday.

Per La Gazzetta dello Sport, his continuous injuries could prompt the club to rethink its future plans. The striker is considered a lock to stay in Milan past the current loan spell. The two sides would have to renegotiate the terms, though.

Lukaku needs to bounce back in the second half of the season to convince Inter to stick with their initial proposition. Even though not as expensive as a permanent transfer, the Nerazzurri still had to spend to have him back. They paid €7.8M, plus €4M bonuses if they won the Scudetto, plus his wages.

Considering their struggling finances, they can’t afford pricey faux pas. Therefore, despite his desire, they’ll have to tread carefully. He has played in just eight matches so far, scoring twice.

Our Take on Inter and Lukaku

It’s quite a discouraging situation as the Nerazzurri need his best version to have any sort of Scudetto aspirations, but he has been a shell of himself in the rare instances when he was available. At this stage, they would have no reason to bring him back, but there are six months left in the season. The lingering links to Marcus Thuram are no coincidence.

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