Romelu Lukaku has commented on a potential transfer to Manchester City this summer, during a Q&A on his Twitter account.
Inter forward Lukaku has reaffirmed his commitment to the Italian giants and snubbed a potential move to Manchester City at the same time. In a Q&A on his personal Twitter account, Lukaku responded to Trevor Sinclair asking him if he wanted to join City by saying “I am happy at Inter”.
Ahead of the summer transfer window, Calcio Mercato claimed that Manchester City and Barcelona are both interested in signing Lukaku from Inter. The Italian side, however, are desperate to keep their top goalscorer after winning the Serie A.
“He is a guy you can trust, his attitude is phenomenal.”
Txiki Begiristain has been dealt a blow with this news and Pep Guardiola will be gutted as it means that Lukaku will likely not be joining Man City this summer. Lukaku publicly rejecting the idea of signing for City will surely force Txiki to cross his name off of his list of transfer targets this summer, which is a shame as the Belgian international could have been a terrific addition. Irrespective of his United connections, Lukaku could have been a player that City fans would have loved at The Etihad.
Lukaku is a proven, top-quality, centre-forward. The 28-year-old scored an incredible 113 goals in 252 Premier League appearances, playing for West Brom, Everton and Manchester United in the Premier League. He then moved to Inter in 2019, where he has found the back of the net 64 times in 95 games in all competitions for the Italian giants. This shows that he is a consistent goalscorer who can provide goals at an excellent rate at the top level.
The £200k-per-week beast could, therefore, have been a brilliant signing for City to bolster their attacking options after the departure of Sergio Aguero on a free transfer. Guardiola would have had a reliable, trustworthy, centre-forward who he could count on to find the back of the net consistently, which is why his commitment to Inter will leave the City boss gutted this week.