Romelu Lukaku's influence on Inter's game has been amazing since the first day of his transfer from Manchester United, and that, after a year and a half of waiting, brought him to the threshold of conquering Italy and overthrowing Juventus' nine-year dynasty.
The Belgian recently stated that the transfer to Serie A led him to new "psychological and physical challenges" and that he had to change himself a lot in order to progress to the top level of Italian football.
Together with Lautarp Martinez, they are one of the most deadly tandems in European football, and all that has led to his value growing significantly. And the specialized analytical portal Football Benchmark claims that Lukaku has now become the only Serie A player whose market value is nine digits.
In translation - over 100,000,000 euros. His value is currently estimated at 104,600,000 euros, which does not place him in the top 10, but he is in the 13th position. Among the most valuable 50, for example, are Matthijs De Light, whose price is estimated at 88,500,000 euros, Lautaro Martinez with 83,000,000 and Ashraf Hakimi with 70,200,000 euros.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not even in the first 50 ... With his influence on Inter's game, Lukaku has once again come into the focus of interest of the richest European clubs. Inter, objectively, is not so rich because the club is threatened with financial collapse due to the chaos in which the Suning conglomerate is located.
That is the reason why Manchester City marked Lukaku as a possible successor of Sergio Aguero, and the Milan daily Gazeta Delo Sport claims that Pep Guardiola has already opened the chapter on a possible arrival, but also that the strong Belgian rejected that variant.
Gazeta does not mention the amount of money, but the focus is on Lukaku's alleged desire to continue his career at Inter. The reason is that Lukaku feels great at Inter and does not intend to finish the good experience he has due to his return to the Premier League, where, again, he did not have a good experience.
Especially not at Chelsea and Manchester United. However, in recent days, it has been written that Inter paid only a third of his transfer from United in August 2019 and now United is looking for compensation in the form of a contract with Lautaro Martinez or Milan Skriniar.
It should be reminded that this was also written about the case of Ashraf Hakimi because Inter did not pay the first installment of 10,000,000 euros on time when Real allegedly asked to return the Moroccan, so a denial arrived from Madrid that there were such requests.
Although the debt story is true ... Lukaku scored 58 goals in 84 games at Inter, and Antonio Conte sees him as the leader of the offensive line in the following years.