Juventus fans protest against move for Romelu Lukaku as former club star blasts “Big Rom”

July 18th, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Juventus fans have flocked to their medical centre to send a message to the club against the signing of Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku had been widely expected to rejoin Inter on a permanent deal from Chelsea this summer, but on Saturday afternoon, it was revealed that the deal was off after a series of surprising twists and turns in negotiations.

Inter later decided to abandon their pursuit of Lukaku after discovering that he had also been in talks with Juventus over a potential move to the Allianz Stadium.

The player is now said to be left with only a move to Turin and Saudi Arabia after Inter dropped all interest in him.

It continues a run of Lukaku isolating and angering fans of the clubs he plays for and also those he doesn’t.

Back in 2019, he pushed for a move to Inter from Manchester United, where he no longer felt part of the project.

Weeks before his first transfer to Inter in 2019, Lukaku was spotted yawning on exercise bikes during training with Manchester United, openly showing that he lacked the commitment to continue playing at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, former Juventus midfielder Massimor Mauro, who won the Scudetto with Juve in 1985-86, told La Gazzetta dello Sport that Lukaku’s recent antics are part of the reason why he would not chose to sign him if he were in charge.

“I may be old, but I wouldn’t take players like Lukaku who even publicly said that they would never wear the black and white shirt,” he said. “Then again, I wouldn’t be surprised.”

He expanded: “Because Juventus have already had several blows like this in their history. I’m thinking of Capello, Sarri and even Higuain. They seemed like great rivals, then they turned out to be successful even in black and white.

“Not to mention, that nowadays the players can do and say what they want. They kiss the badge and then the next moment, they move elsewhere. Most of the coaches pretend not to hear and not to see.”

Mauro also believes that signing Lukaku wouldn’t massively inspire the Juventus fan base either, even if he does have the ability to produce impressive numbers if his head is in the right place.

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