Reunited with Mourinho, Lukaku Chalks Up ’30-Minute Call’

After bitterly ending his ties with Inter, Romelu Lukaku is ready to start a new journey in the Italian capital. The Belgian center-forward leaves parent club Chelsea on yet another loan this time and can’t wait to start playing for Roma under José Mourinho, who he termed as decisive in the transfer saga.

The ex-Inter striker spoke to the official channels (via Tuttomercatoweb) of the Giallorossi and explained the details behind his choice to move to Rome.

“All it took was one call, the owners called me a few days before the agreement, we spoke for 30 minutes about the ambition they have for this club and the fans. From there everything went quickly. When we were a little closer to the agreement between the two clubs, a lot of people started telling me that people were waiting for me in Rome. I was focused on arriving here in good shape, then I really wanted to live that moment. When I arrived, it was really nice to see the fans like that. I can’t wait to play for this team.”

This will be the third time Lukaku plays under the guidance of the Special One, after spells at Chelsea (2013/14) & Manchester United (2017/18).

“Since I was 11, I wanted to work with him. Now I can say that I will do it for the third time. He knows me well, he knows my family well, he knows what a man I am and I know him. Together we can do good things, we have a good team, we have to work and take it from match to match.”

Under the Portuguese coach, the Belgian striker has made 76 appearances, bagging 33 goals and providing ten assists. Lukaku becomes the fourth Belgium-born player to star for Roma, following the footsteps of Radja Nainggolan, Thomas Vermaelen, and Mile Svilar.

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