If the Bianconeri strikers’ rumoured move to Old Trafford gone through, the Belgian would have headed the different way and not to Milan.
Romelu Lukaku might have been playing for Juventus as an alternative than Inter had the Bianconeri bought Paulo Dybala to Manchester United , in accordance to the Belgium international’s agent.
Lukaku left United for Inter in a €65million deal in August and went on to score 17 Serie A goals before the season was halted by the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the former Chelsea and Everton striker ought to have alternatively been turning out for title opponents Juve this term.
Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello claims Dybala’s departure would have made room for the 26-year-old in Turin.
Dybala was linked with each United and
Tottenham however as an alternative stayed at Juve, netting seven times in the league so far in 2019-20 – along with strikes in a pair of treasured victories over Inter.
Pastorello told Sky Sport Italia: “If Lukaku is wearing the Inter shirt today, it is solely due to the fact of Paulo Dybala’s failure to be a part of Manchester United.”
However, Lukaku’s representative additionally suggested the player felt a warmer welcome at Inter than he would have anticipated with Juve.
“Romelu wanted to depart the Premier League and move to a club where he felt loved,” Pastorello said.
“He straight away noticed the affection and warmth of the Inter fans in contrast to those of Juve, and this made the difference.
“Lukaku’s arrival at Juve would have thrilled many fans, however for Inter his engagement as an alternative represented a turning point after the arrival of Antonio Conte, the intention to strive to start a winning cycle.
“He perceived this immediately, even on social media. He felt wanted at Inter. Conte put a lot of strain on the club to have the player.”
Lukaku himself stated he was close to becoming a member of Juventus, however that he’d constantly wanted link up with Inter coach Antonio Conte in a video interview with former Arsenal legend Ian Wright.
“I was close, without a doubt close [to becoming a member of Juve], however my mind was always set on Inter and the manager, ” the striker said.
Lukaku is presently beneath quarantine restriction after coming into contact with Daniele Rugani in the Serie A match between Juve and Inter.
Rugani subsequently tested positive for coronavirus, as has Dybala .