As Romelu Lukaku situation at Chelsea continues to deteriorate, with the forward demanding for a return to Inter Milan this summer, Blues veteran John Mikel Obi has provided insight into why the striker flopped at the club.
The Belgian international’s return to the Bridge has been nothing short of a nightmare, and everyone has an opinion on what went wrong.
Lukaku voiced his interest in going back to his former club after only half a season with the Premier League team, while also criticizing Thomas Tuchel’s system.
Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, on the other hand, believes Lukaku’s troubles at Chelsea are attributed to the English league’s steady pace than the Italian league.
John Obi Mikel, speaking on NaijaFM – 102.7, said:
“The English league it totally different, too strong, too powerful, too fast whereas Italian league is too slow. English league has too much quality. I think the pace of English football is too much for Italian league where you can play until you’re 40.”
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Meanwhile, Gazzetta dello Sport have revealed that striking a deal for Lukaku to make a return to Milan hinges on the move of Skriniar to Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel wants to sign the Slovakian defender this summer to replace the Chelsea defenders who are leaving.
The Blues want to save money on Skriniar by include a player like Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the trade, while Inter only wants money to reinvest.