- Cheeky fans have come up with an interesting theory on why Lukaku as handed the number 90 shirt at Inter
- The Belgian was bought by Chelsea for £97.5 million but has returned to Inter, with the Nerazzuri paying a mere of £6.9 million for a loan deal
- Fans believe the number 90 shirt represents Inter’s huge profit they made from Lukaku’s sale less than a year ago
Football fans have come up with an interesting theory on why Romelu Lukaku was accorded the number 90 shirt on his return to Inter Milan.
Having re-signed for Chelsea in a sensational £97.5 million deal last season, the 29-year old rejoins Inter on a season-long loan after netting 15 goals in 44 games for the Blues last season.
Inter paid a loan fee of £6.9 million and Lukaku is set to link up with his new-old teammates in the coming days.
On Wednesday, June 29, the Nerazzuri took to social media to announce Lukaku as their latest acquisition, adding that the towering striker would wear the number 90 shirt for the 2022/23 campaign.
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It is quite an interesting shirt number selection for Lukaku, and while there are many theories on why Inter chose it, some cheeky fans could not help but aim a dig at Chelsea.
On social media, sections of fans speculated that the shirt number choice was Inter’s subtle way of saying they made a £90 million profit off Chelsea for Lukaku.
“Inter gave Lukaku the number 90 to represent the 90 million profit they made from him,” One fan jibed.
“Romelu Lukaku picking number 90 because that’s how much profit Inter have made from him in just one year: €90m,”
“Lukaku choosing to wear jersey number 90 in memory of how much chelsea have lost (bought 100M loaned out 10M) since he was signed is beautiful to see,” said another.
Lukaku on what motivated him to rejoin Inter
He admitted to still having strong feelings for the club and its fans, and was eager to work with Simeone Inzaghi at the San Siro.
Inzaghi took charge of the club after Antonio Conte departed at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
Source: Sports Brief News