Former Lazio, Juventus, and West Ham United striker Paolo Di Canio believes that Romelu Lukaku would not start for Inter were he to return to the club.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, Di Canio gave the view that the Belgian would be too stylistically unsuited to the current style of play at the Nerazzurri.
Lukaku left in the summer in a move which many felt would leave the Nerazzurri significantly weakened in attack, but instead the team has not dropped off in terms of goalscoring.
However, the Belgian’s undeniable quality and the fact that he has not settled in at Chelsea have led to some suggestions that the Nerazzurri could make a sensational swoop for him back at the club.
However, Di Canio feels that Lukaku would not be the right player for this Inter team in attack.
He suggested that signing Lukaku wouldbe “Very expensive for a rotation player because he would be a bench option for the style of football that Inter are playing.”
“They play with a technically good striker who can also play with his back to goal,” he went on. “Lukaku is not capable of doing this.”
He also gave his view on the catalyst of Inter’s downturn in form, stating that “It’s not the loss to Liverpool that has undermined Inter’s sense of certainty, it’s the five minutes against Milan that unsettled everything.”
“Go to seven points clear, kill Milan off, and the title race is over,” he added. “A seven point gap with a game in hand, and the title race is over. Those five minutes were devastating, they turned everything upside down.”