‘It was much more painful than what people think’ — Lukaku’s agent makes admission

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Chelsea signed Romelu Lukaku during the summer transfer window for a record £97.5m deal.

The signing was a club record deal for Chelsea, and the second most expensive transfer signing in the Premier League.

However, Inter fans were disappointed at losing their star striker and they went ahead to protest against the deal.

Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello, has now opened up on the transfer and has revealed that it wasn’t easy for Lukaku, but he only moved to Chelsea because of his love for the club and how much Chelsea wanted him.

“We have received a lot of criticism from the Inter fans, but unfortunately when these things happen, they cause sorrow.

“The truth is that the decision to leave Inter was much more painful than what people think, so much so that we really discussed it a lot.

“I am sincere in saying that we went ahead with this negotiation only because on the other side there was another club [Chelsea] that represented a lot for Romelu.

“From an emotional and personal point of view it was very difficult, but I repeat: Chelsea looked for him with great desire and this was certainly very important for Romelu and in the choice he made.

“Football goes on, Inter are now first in the standings, thanks also to the new players, so in this sense we are all happy.

“Let’s say that clearly also due to the difficulty, the economic level reached, it is an operation that made me very proud, as it made me proud to have brought him to Italy from [Manchester] United, another very very complicated negotiation.”

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