The problem is above all financial. To keep him, AS Roma must qualify for the Champions League and sell a player with good market value. “Keeping Romelu involves an operation of 80 million euros, between the cost of the transfer (43 million euros) and the gross salary for at least three years”estimate our colleagues.
Currently, Romelu Lukaku’s salary in the Italian capital is estimated at 10 million euros per year. To stay, he will certainly have to lower his demands. On the other hand, we have the right to doubt that the value of the attacker will remain at 43 million euros. A relatively high sum for a player whose future is completely blocked in the club to which he belongs.
Indeed, it would be very surprising, if not impossible, to see the player again in the Chelsea jersey. As a result, the Blues will have to, like the player, necessarily make concessions. Especially since at 30, it is no longer considered a solution for the future.
Obviously there remains the sporting field. Does the player suit Daniele De Rossi’s system? Once again, it is still far too early to judge this after two meetings under the new coach. But the Gazzetta also points out the difficulties of the number nine in the 4-3-3 of the former Giallorossi legend.
With Mourinho, Romelu Lukaku had the role of catalyst and played as a pivot to try to feed the players who revolved around him, like Paulo Dybala. The former Italian international favors a game towards the wings and a 4-3-3 which would stick less to the qualities of the Red Devil. Once again, it is too early to judge Daniele De Rossi and his work.
If Romelu Lukaku were to return to London, we would again have to find a base for him. Saudi Arabia will certainly return to the charge. And it is not his recent statements about the Saudi League that will calm the transfer window rumors.
For its part, still according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Roma would look at internal (Tammy Abraham) and external (Hugo Ekitike, PSG) solutions to replace the Red Devil next summer. But once again: it’s at the end of the ball that we pay the musicians. And Lukaku still has a lot to play this season.