Romelu Lukaku has hinted at a departure from Manchester United this summer while labelling recently-appointed Inter coach Antonio Conte as the 'best in the world'.
The Belgian striker endured a difficult campaign with the Red Devils in 2018/19, failing to make much of an impact under either Jose Mourinho or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. His form led to speculation surrounding a move away from the club this summer and more fuel was added to the fire when he suggested that it was his dream to play Serie A football 'sooner or later'.
Following Belgium's recent 3-0 win over Scotland in a European Championship qualifier where Lukaku scored a brace, the 26-year-old was asked to reveal the next step in his career.
He simply responded, via Sky Sports:
"I just play my football and we'll take it from there."
Lukaku went on to suggest that he is now anticipating a hectic summer, subsequently adding more fuel to the fire as he sang the praises of Conte, who is now the manager of Inter - the front runners to land his signature.
"I’ll speak with my club and my agent Federico Pastorello to make the best decision," he said, as per The Metro. "I am going to enjoy my holidays with my family now. I know what I’ll do, but won’t say it. We’ll see. Do I expect a busy summer? Yes
"It is good that Conte went to Inter , for me he is the best coach in the world." he added, (via Gianluca Di Marzio).
"I was one step away from Juventus, but then I didn't hear it. In fact, two days later Conte has left the Bianconeri. Thank God I did not go."
Lukaku still has three years left on his current deal and recent reports have claimed that Inter recently had an exchange and cash offer involving Ivan Perisic rejected by United, who are only interested in a cash deal.
Source : 90min