Juventus fans have expressed their disapproval of the club’s move for Lukaku. Many Juventus supporters who gathered at the club’s medical centre were seen chanting that they “don’t want” Romelu Lukaku.
After spending the previous season on loan at the San Siro, the Chelsea striker was anticipated to return to Inter Milan, but Juve are now the front-runners to sign him.
Following his benching for the Champions League final the previous season, Lukaku is rumoured to have disregarded Simone Inzaghi’s team.
The 30-year-old scored 14 goals in all competitions last season, but he was unable to replicate the incredible form he displayed the previous season, which helped Inter win the Scudetto.
The Belgian who was left out of Chelsea’s pre-season tour is likely to join the Old Ladies, but it appears he would not be a fan favourite in Turin.
In addition to resistance from Massimo Mauro, who won Serie A with Juve in 1986, a sizable number of people gathered behind a barrier to express their opinions on Lukaku.
”As I see it, Lukaku would not rekindle the joy of the Bianconeri faithful. On the contrary,” Massimo told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
He also said that the Belgian International strikes him as being more of an Allegri shot than a Giuntoli shot, referring to a skilled and dependable striker. He spoke about the players luck on the pitch and character outside it.
”If he stays fit and lucky, he can score 35 goals a season. Otherwise, he can miss simple chances and become the scapegoat as happened in the Champions League final.
”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.
The Juve supporters have a bad reputation with the Belgian striker after 171 of them were expelled in April for hurling racial slurs against him.
After converting a penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage time to save a 1-1 tie for Inter, he was the target of monkey chants from a group of fans behind the goal.
Video evidence shows Juventus supporters yelling “f***ing monkey” and “f*** off” at Lukaku, who was sent off after receiving a second yellow card for shooing them away during his celebrations. The referee deemed Lukaku’s action offensive.
Inter challenged Lukaku’s suspension, but when it was first upheld by Italy’s Sports Court of Appeal, Gabriele Gravina, president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), personally intervened and overturned the sanction.
Following the decision to revoke his suspension, Lukaku appreciated the intervention of Gravina and stated he believes that justice has been served and the act would send great message to the world of sport that there is indeed a desire to combat racism.