Chelsea confirmed today that Romelu Lukaku has joined Chelsea for a 5-year contract. The Belgian is returns to Stamford Bridge after 7 years. Chelsea signed him for €115 million. Lionel Messi joins PSG.
Romelu will receive Net €12 million-plus add ons to his salary. The deal is the biggest sale in Serie A history.
This summer, the Champions League winners were keen to recruit a striker and explored signing Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland before adding Lukaku.
Lukaku on returning to Chelsea.
“I’m happy and blessed to be back at this wonderful club,” Lukaku said in a statement. “It’s been a long journey for me: I came here as a kid who had a lot to learn, now I’m coming back with a lot of experience and more mature
“The relationship I have with this club means so much to me, as you know. I have supported Chelsea as a kid. And now to be back and try to help them win more titles is an amazing feeling.
“The way the club is going fits my ambitions perfectly at 28 and just coming off winning Serie A. I think this opportunity comes at the right time and hopefully, we can have a lot of success together.
“Since I left Chelsea, it’s been a long journey with a lot of ups and downs, but these experiences made me strong and the challenge is to try to help the team win some more trophies. I can’t wait to get started and to help the club achieve more success.”
Chelsea on signing Lukaku
“Romelu Lukaku is quite simply one of the world’s best strikers and goalscorers,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said. “We are absolutely delighted to be bringing him back to the club he loves, and are excited to be adding his talent to our Champions League-winning squad.” Lionel Messi joins PSG.