Inter directors Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio, and head coach Simone Inzaghi didn’t want to sell Romelu Lukaku, but the decision to let the Belgian leave was ultimately made by the owners.

This according to Luakku’s agent Federico Pastorello, who opened up about the striker’s transfer to Chelsea in a post on Instagram, where he confirms that the directors and manager were opposed to allowing the move.

Lukaku’s departure has been controversial among Nerazzurri fans, with his loss representing a major blow to the club’s Scudetto defense as well as the loss of a major symbolic fan favourite.

As the player’s agent states, the sale was ultimately a matter of business for the club, and not a sporting decision.

CEO Marotta and Sporting Director Ausilio saw the sale as too significant of a loss on a sporting level to go through with, a sentiment shared by Inzaghi, but given the size of the offer and the financial situation, the Blues’ offer was ultimately accepted.

“As for Inter,” Pastorello writes, “I can guarantee that the CEO Giuseppe Marotta, Sporting Director Piero Ausilio, as well as the coach Simone Inzaghi, all did everything in their power to avoid this transfer. But there are circumstances that go beyond their decision-making sphere and depend on the dictates of the owners.”


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