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New Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, left Old Trafford for £73million this summer

‘He is not world class’: Fabio Capello insists Inter Milan’s new signing Romelu Lukaku is just a ‘good’ player

  • The new Inter Milan striker left Manchester United for £73million this summer
  • Fabio Capello believes Romelu Lukaku is only a decent signing for Inter
  • Antonio Conte’s side also signed Alexis Sanchez from the Red Devils on loan
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Former England boss Fabio Capello believes Romelu Lukaku is not ‘world class’.

The new Inter Milan striker left Old Trafford for £73million this summer.

Capello believes, however, that Lukaku is only a decent signing for the Serie A side.   

New Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, left Old Trafford for £73million this summer

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New Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, left Old Trafford for £73million this summer

The Italian coach told Radio Deejay: ‘Lukaku is a good player with good movement. He scored two goals, one was a penalty and the other an error from the goalkeeper. He is of use on the field, but is not world class.’ 

Antonio Conte’s side also signed Alexis Sanchez from the Red Devils on a season-long loan.

Capello believes the Chile international does have the quality to be effective for Inter. 

Capello added: ‘Sanchez has quality and in some areas of the field, he can make the difference, if he wants to. 

Former England boss Fabio Capello believes Lukaku is not a 'world class' forward

Former England boss Fabio Capello believes Lukaku is not a 'world class' forward

Former England boss Fabio Capello believes Lukaku is not a ‘world class’ forward

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‘It’s a little like what Franck Ribery did for Fiorentina when he came off the bench against Napoli, he can use his pace.’ 

Lukaku, who was subjected to racist abuse by Cagliari supporters on Sunday, said that Italian football must combat racism in stadiums if it wants to attract the world’s top players to Serie A.

The Belgian forward, playing only his second game in Italy after a move from Manchester United, was greeted with monkey chants by fans behind the goal when he stepped up to take a penalty which he converted in Inter’s 2-1 win.