How Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel Convinced Romelu Lukaku to Complete £97.5m Transfer

How Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel Convinced Romelu Lukaku to Complete £97.5m Transfer

  • Romelu Lukaku’s move from Italian side Inter Milan to Premier League club Chelsea was masterminded by Thomas Tuchel
  • Reports have it that the German tactician had to personally place a phone call to the Belgian to return to the London club
  • Since the arrival of Tuchel at Stamford Bridge, every of Chelsea’s decisions have been the right one as they went on to win the Champions League

Premier League club Chelsea have completed the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan and details of how the deal was sealed has emerged, Football.London reports.

Blues' manager Thomas Tuchel was instrumental in luring the Belgian international to return to his former club in London.

Since the arrival of the manager, Chelsea have gotten almost every of their decision right - having won the Champions League as well as finishing in the top four of the Premier League despite arriving in the latter stages of the campaign.

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How Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel Convinced Romelu Lukaku to Complete £97.5M Transfer
Romelu Lukaku offially returns to Chelsea. Photo: Nicolò Campo
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The German tactician has also guided the side to win the UEFA Super Cup after they defeated Spanish side Villarreal via penalties.

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Tuchel has been given free hand to make decisions and he is already doing wonders in the transfer market.

GOAL are reporting that Tuchel personally spoke with Lukaku on the phone as the striker seemed happy with the San Siro side.

It was gathered that the tactician informed the 28-year-old that the peak years of his career would be best spent at Stamford Bridge, and it looks like he listened to what the Chelsea head coach had to say.

Lukaku has unfinished business in England after leaving Manchester United in the summer of 2019 following a difficult spell at Old Trafford.

The Belgium international joined United for a big-money fee after impressing at Everton beforehand, which followed a move from Chelsea in 2014.

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Diego Costa set for return

Meanwhile, Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro could seal a deal for former Chelsea forward Diego Costa this transfer window.

The 32-year-old has not played any competitive football since his contract was suddenly terminated by Atletico Madrid last December.

Sources claim the former Chelsea attacker has reached a verbal agreement with the South American outfit to join them for one year - a deal that could cost them about $3million (£2.16m).

John Barnes hits out at Manchester City

Legit.ng earlier reported that following the signing of Jack Grealish from Aston Villa for a staggering £100million earlier this month, former England international John Barnes has hit out at Manchester City.

Jack Grealish completed a dream move to Manchester City from the Premier League rivals on a six-year deal this summer.

The 25-year-old recently returned from the European Championship where he recorded two assists in five appearances for the silver-winning England national team.

Source: Legit

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