CHELSEA unveiled the return of striker Romelu Lukaku with a superb throwback video to his earlier spell on the membership.
The 28-year-old, who officially completed the transfer back to Stamford Bridge for £97.5million on Thursday, spent three years with the Blues between 2011 and 2014.
Lukaku returns to Chelsea ten years after signing for them the primary time roundCredit score: Chelsea fc
And whereas he solely made 15 appearances throughout his first stint at Chelsea, the membership used some outdated footage of Lukaku taking part in as a method of welcoming him again.
The quick montage posted on social media confirmed the Belgian becoming a member of in August 2011 after which quick forwarded to now as he prepares to return.
“It’s been an extended journey for me: I got here right here as a child who had so much to be taught, now I’m coming again with quite a lot of expertise and extra mature.
“The connection I’ve with this membership means a lot to me, as you understand. I’ve supported Chelsea as a child and now to be again and attempt to assist them win extra titles is a tremendous feeling.
“The best way the membership goes suits my ambitions completely at 28 and simply coming off profitable Serie A.
“I believe this chance comes on the proper time and hopefully we are able to have quite a lot of success collectively.
“Since I left Chelsea, it’s been an extended journey with quite a lot of ups and downs, however these experiences made me robust and the problem is to attempt to assist the crew win some extra trophies.
“I can’t wait to get began and to assist the membership obtain extra success.”
Lukaku has signed a five-year take care of Chelsea which can maintain him on the membership till 2026.
Throughout his spells with the Blues, West Brom, Everton and Manchester United Lukaku scored 113 Premier League objectives.
He then moved to Inter Milan the place he netted 47 instances in 74 Serie A appearances.
And Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia was thrilled to welcome Lukaku again.
“Romelu Lukaku is kind of merely one of many world’s finest strikers and goalscorers,” she mentioned.
“We’re completely delighted to be bringing him again to the membership he loves, and are excited to be including his expertise to our Champions League-winning squad.
“We’re after all trying to construct on final season’s success, and Lukaku will play a giant function in reaching our targets. I’m certain all Chelsea followers will be a part of me in saying welcome residence, Romelu!”
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