Ex-Nerazzurri Defender Fulvio Collovati: “Romelu Lukaku Regrets Leaving Inter, I’d Sell Lautaro Martinez Over Alessandro Bastoni”

Ex-Nerazzurri Defender Fulvio Collovati: “Romelu Lukaku Regrets Leaving Inter, I’d Sell Lautaro Martinez Over Alessandro Bastoni”
May 31, 2022 23:30
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Former Inter and AC Milan defender Fulvio Collovati believes that Romelu Lukaku is regretful about leaving the Nerazzurri and wants to come back where he feels more at home.

Speaking to Italian news outlet FCInter1908, Collovati gave the view that the Belgian is hoping to come back to where he feels he belongs, and also gave his reasons for why he thinks the Nerazzurri would be better off selling Alessandro Bastoni.

After Lukaku left Inter last summer for Chelsea in one of the highest-profile transfers of the window, the 29-year-old is already pushing to make a return to the Nerazzurri.

Reports have suggested that the striker is unhappy with Blues coach Thomas Tuchel and with the style of play in his team and in the Premier League.

Lukaku is aiming for a return to Inter and Serie A, and Collovati believes that he knows why.

“A player making his choice based not on money but instead on the atmosphere and the shirt is something that’s good to see,” he said. “He’ll have realized that he made the wrong choice.”

“I have some doubts that it will go through,” he said, “it would be a crazy deal if, as I’ve read, Inter were to pay €15-20 million on a paid loan to cover just one year.”

Collovati also weighed in on which of Martinez or Bastoni would be a less painful sale, stating that “There are fewer and fewer top defenders, so you have to hold onto the ones you have tightly.”

“Titles are won by defenders,” he continued, “Milan won by conceding 2two goals in fifteen matches, despite having only two forwards in double figures.”

He explained that “Lautaro scored 21 goals at Inter, but the Nerazzurri didn’t win the Scudetto. Between the two, I sacrifice the Argentine.”

And regarding which of Lukaku or Paulo Dybala would represent the better signing for Inter, he said that “If I look at what he did last season, I would say Lukaku, but already having Dzeko, I’d sign Dybala.”

“There are pros and cons for byoth of them,” he continued, “Lukaku gives you greater reliability, but would take an untenable financial effort. Dybala would fit in well with Dzeko, but he’s also had injury struggles.”

By Toni Weeler

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