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Ally McCoist: Romelu Lukaku ‘shot himself in the foot’ with interview on wanting to leave Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku ‘shot himself in the foot’ with an interview admitting he wanted to leave Chelsea, Ally McCoist points out – claiming there is ‘no turning back’ for the £97.5million attacker at Stamford Bridge

  • Ally McCoist has insisted there is ‘no turning back’ for Romelu Lukaku at Chelsea
  • The striker signed with the Blues for £97.5 million from Inter Milan last summer
  • But he had a disappointing season at Stamford Bridge and is ready to go
  • Belgian star Lukaku has returned a loan to Italian giants Nerazzurri . sealed
  • McCoist said he ‘shot himself in the foot’ during an interview where he talked about leaving

Romelu Lukaku ‘shot himself in the foot’ with an explosive interview in which he said he wanted to leave Chelsea, according to Ally McCoist.

The Belgian striker joined from Inter Milan last summer for a club record £97.5million but suffered a disappointing season, halfway through the club’s fury by telling Sky Sports Italia that he was keen to return to Inter.

And after Lukaku took out a loan to return to the Italian giants, expert McCoist told: Talk sport he saw ‘no turning back’ for the 29-year-old at Chelsea.

There is 'no turning back' for Romelu Lukaku (above) at Chelsea, according to expert Ally McCoist

There is ‘no turning back’ for Romelu Lukaku (above) at Chelsea, according to expert Ally McCoist

Talksport's McCoist (pictured) said the Belgian striker 'shot himself in the foot' during a mid-season interview in which he admitted he wanted to leave the Premier League club

Talksport’s McCoist (pictured) said the Belgian striker ‘shot himself in the foot’ during a mid-season interview in which he admitted he wanted to leave the Premier League club

He said, ‘I think he should go now, I was hoping there would be a way back for him.

“I think the interview did him, to be honest. I hoped that he would have stayed and fought for his place and that he would win over the fans and win Thomas Tuchel with his performances and goals.

‘But I’m not sure, well I’m convinced it won’t happen now which disappoints me a bit. I think it is now in the best interests of both parties that he gets a deal done sooner rather than later and that he is gone.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has approved Lukaku's return on loan to former club Inter Milan

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has approved Lukaku’s return on loan to former club Inter Milan

‘I don’t like to say that. I just think he shot himself in the foot with the interview. I know then how bad it looked and how bad it was, but I was hoping there would be a way back for him, but I don’t think there is now.’

Lukaku last season scored 15 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions for the Blues – the club’s top goalscorer – but just eight in the Premier League and struggled for form later in the season.

Inter are paying Chelsea a loan of £7million plus extras, with the 102-cap international reportedly taking a 35 per cent cut on his £325,000 a week wage at Stamford Bridge, bringing the figure to around £210,000.



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