Romelu Lukaku is central to Inter’s project now and will be in the future too according to a report in today’s print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Belgian national team striker joined the club in a club record €65 million transfer deal from Premier League side Manchester United this past Summer and he has starred in his first season wearing the Nerazzurri shirt.

Inter manager Antonio Conte will rely heavily on Lukaku to deliver the goods if/when the 2019/20 season resumes and will also similarly rely on him in the seasons to come as well.

Lukaku has statistically had his best season to date so far in league action with him averaging 0.68 goals per game, which is 0.01 better than his best ever season when he netted 25 goals in 37 games for Everton.

The report goes on to add that the player could also set a record for most goals scored by a Serie A debutant in the last 10 years with him needing six goals in Inter’s remaining 13 league games to set the record.

Lukaku has formed a solid partnership with Lautaro Martinez this season but speculation persists about Lautaro’s future and Lukaku could possibly find himself with a new strike partner next term with Inter seemingly interested in RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani.