Thing has changed for Romelu Lukaku since the last time he pulled on a Chelsea shirt as a 20-year-old back in 2013.
He has played for three clubs in two countries, cost a total of almost £300m, scored 193 club goals and become Belgium’s all-time top goalscorer.
His 24 Serie A goals and 11 assists last season helped Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan to their first title in 11 years.
Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht for £18m in August 2011, but played only 15 games before leaving for Everton for a then, club record £28m three years later.
During his time at Chelsea, he also enjoyed successful loan spells with West Brom and the Toffees, and has since played for Manchester United and most recently Inter Milan in moves costing £75m and £74m.
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Goals have come regularly throughout, but Inter’s recent Serie A title was his first trophy since the 2010 Belgian league with Anderlecht, the season he won the golden boot as a 16-year-old.
Since 2012-13, only six players have scored 10 or more league goals each season in Europe’s top five leagues – Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Luis Suarez, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lukaku.
During Euro 2020, Lukaku said, “When people talk about Lewandowski, Karim Benzema or Harry Kane, they call them world class.
“But when it comes to me, it’s just considered good form. That motivates me to work harder and get stronger.
“I belong in that list of world-class players.”