Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has taken a shot at Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, claiming the striker left the Serie A club this summer just to double his wages. Marotta also said there was no difference between the Belgian striker and Edin Dzeko, whom Inter signed to replace Lukaku this summer.
Chelsea re-signed Lukaku this summer for a club-record £97 million. The Belgian striker scored on his debut against Arsenal and then netted twice against Aston Villa, but has since failed to find the back of the net in the Premier League.
Speaking in an interview, Marotta hit out at Lukaku for leaving Inter for money.
“Lukaku was sold for €115m and we bought Dzeko for free. On the pitch, there isn’t much difference. Lukaku left to double his salary, in Italy these figures can’t exist,” Marotta said. “Today, we can’t make important investments, I wouldn’t be allowed to sign Lukaku for €75m. We need reduced and specific investments.”