'Roma rescue Lukaku with promise of love he longs for'
Stepping off the private plane to greet the latest rapturous set of fans, Romelu Lukaku smiled.
Finally, the longest transfer market saga of the summer had come to an end. The Belgian had a new home.
Roma is Lukaku's seventh club in 10 years. A decade of journeys for the Belgian enigma.
We have seen the footballer play for a variety of clubs, conduct a dozen revealing interviews, admire a handful of Italian murals painted in his honour and work with a few different representatives, leaving one to wonder: who is Lukaku and where does he want to be?
After acknowledging the mistake of leaving Inter to join Chelsea, Lukaku forced a move back to Italy, on loan, last summer. Inter became his home and his return resulted in the club contesting a Champions League final.
- Lukaku joins Roma on loan from Chelsea
This summer, the Nerazzurri were looking for a way to bring the Belgian back again, permanently, and they eventually found an agreement with Chelsea.