It’s not too late for Inter striker Romelu Lukaku to finally be the “added value” that the team has been hoping for in the Serie title race.
This is the view in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, via FCInterNews, who argue that the Belgian still has the chance of finding form and pushing his team on over the rest of the campaign.
Inter will know that they need something more over the second half of the second than they showed across the first if they are to catch league leaders Napoli.
This is certainly not likely to come in the form of a new signing in January, but this does not mean that they could not get a big boost from a player who has been in the squad all along.
Lukaku’s impact has been marginal during the season so far, with the 29-year-old who had massive expectations placed on him following a high-profile return from Chelsea hardly featuring due to injury.
If the Belgian can finally get a run of matches looking something like his best, this will be added to a team who have already shown immense quality, if not consistency, in his absence.