Romelu Lukaku’s agent is planning talks with Chelsea this summer over the striker’s future.
Federico Pastorello says Lukaku is fully focused on playing for Chelsea but admits there have been “problems” since his £97m move from Inter Milan last summer.
“Looking at the transfer numbers, no one would have expected such a situation,” Pastorillo says in today’s newspaper La Repubblica. “I’m not the one to discuss technical options, but there is clearly a problem.
However, the numbers have to be weighted: he is the team’s top scorer this season, even with less playing time compared to his teammates.
Serie A rivals Inter and AC Milan have emerged as rumored contenders for Lukaku’s services after a spell from Thomas Tuchel’s side, but Federico Pastorello insists a move away from west London is not on his client’s mind.
Pastorillo admitted his surprise at Lukaku’s poor level, but highlighted his position as Chelsea’s top scorer with 15 goals in all competitions.
“As for the cost of transportation, no one would have expected such a situation,” he noted.
I’m not discussing tactical options, but there is clearly a problem. However, the numbers must be taken into account – he is still the team’s top scorer, with less playing time compared to his teammates.
“The situation has to be evaluated carefully, now there is qualification for the Champions League, there is the FA Cup final. Romelu is focused on this, we did not talk about anything else.”