Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku, who’s at present on mortgage at AS Roma, may reportedly be a part of Saudi Professional League (SPL) membership Al-Hilal subsequent summer season.
Lukaku Nearing Chelsea Exit, Al-Hilal Ready To Pay €30 Million Wage
Chelsea spent a large €113 million ($122.3 million) to signal Lukaku from Inter Milan in August 2021. Sadly, the transfer didn’t pan out the way in which everybody anticipated, with the Belgian returning to Inter on mortgage simply after one disappointing season at Stamford Bridge. Following a mediocre season, he returned to west London solely to hitch Roma on one other mortgage spell.
Lukaku was anticipated to hitch completely forward of the 2024-25 metropolis, however Jose Mourinho’s departure has reportedly difficult the switch. Based on Italian outlet Calciomercato, Lukaku will bid Serie A goodbye after the tip of the 2023-24 marketing campaign, and the Saudi Professional League might be his subsequent vacation spot.
As per the aforementioned report, SPL leaders Al-Hilal have been impressed with Lukaku’s efficiency for Roma and need to get him on their books for the 2024-25 season. Al-Hilal are reportedly providing him a two-year deal, price a whopping €30 million ($32.5 million) per 12 months, which is over 3 times his Chelsea deal.
After all, the Saudi Arabian outfit can not full the deal with out Chelsea’s consent. Based on Calciomercato, the Pensioners have put a large €43 million ($46.5 million) price ticket on Lukaku. They’re unwilling to simply accept a decrease bid, as it would lead to losses for them.
Lukaku Thinks SPL May Grow to be The Greatest League In The World
A lot to Chelsea’s frustration, Lukaku rejected a transfer to Saudi Arabia final summer season, inflicting numerous anxiousness earlier than his last-minute swap to Roma. Over the previous couple of months, his stance has seemingly softened, with him now backing SPL to change into among the finest leagues on the planet in simply two years.
Talking to Riyadiya TV, Belgium’s all-time main scorer mentioned (through The Every day Mail):
“Within the subsequent two years I see Saudi Professional League turning into among the finest on the planet, if not the very best. The golf equipment make numerous efforts to convey the large gamers right here. In consequence, the groups and the footballing qualities are enhancing considerably.
“They’re enhancing rather a lot. It might be the very best competitors on the planet.”
Lukaku has been in fantastic type for Roma this season. He has featured in 26 video games for the membership throughout competitions, scoring 15 occasions.