Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku said he was filled with ‘good sentiments’ when he arrived at Clampino Airport following his loan move from Chelsea.
On the day before the transfer market closed, the Belgian joined Jose Mourinho’s Giallorossi on loan.
Lukaku returned to Chelsea from Inter Milan in 2021 on a £95 million contract, but he didn’t perform well, scoring just 15 goals in 44 games. Last season, the striker returned to Inter on loan.
With his chances of playing regularly for the Blues this season looking bleak, the Belgian international has moved to Italy, with Roma keen on bringing him in on loan.
Lukaku described the large turnout of Roma fans to greet him in the Italian capital as “beautiful.”
The striker acknowledged in an interview with Roma: “You know what’s beautiful? If the players do well, the Roma fans will rally behind them, he remarked. This is beneficial to everyone, including me and the rest of the team.
“When I landed and saw all those people waiting for me, I could only think positive thoughts.”
“That’s what you’re looking for when you play football.” “You live for those feelings,” he continued.
“Is that the Colosseum?” It’s lovely; this is my first visit because I’ve never been here before.
“Now I can see the symbol of Rome; it’s a moment I’ve been waiting for for many years because it was impossible to see when I was a child.” Now that I’m here, I’d like to snap some great pictures to present my children.
“Lukaku has played just 19 minutes of competitive football since arriving at the Giallorossi as he works his way back to full fitness, coming on in a recent 2-1 defeat to AC Milan.”