Chelsea have finally parted ways with Romelu Lukaku for another season as the striker is off to Roma on loan, but should he do well, the Blues have added a new condition to his contract.
The Serie A side will pay £8m to take the Belgium star for a year and will cover the 30-year-old’s salary totalling €7.5m over 10 months. There is no obligation to buy at the end of the loan spell but Chelsea have added a new condition to Lukaku’s contract, in case he performs well in the Italian capital.
According to Matt Law, the West London club have put a £37m release clause in the Belgium star’s current deal, should he do well at Roma this year and someone wants to buy him.
? Chelsea have put a £37m release clause in Romelu Lukaku’s contract, should he do well at Roma this year and someone wants to buy him.
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Lukaku rejoined Chelsea for £97.5m in 2021 but scored only eight Premier League goals in 26 games before being loaned out to Internazionale last season. The return of the striker has been a disaster for the club and they are struggling to find a permanent home for the 30-year-old.
The player will not be an issue for another season but with a contract at Stamford Bridge until 2026, the Blues will be back in the same situation next summer.