Inter Milan supporters have warned Romelu Lukaku they won’t be welcoming him like any other important player arriving at the San Siro, Newspremises has learnt.
The supporters said they have not forgotten the Belgian’s ‘betrayal’ ahead of his move from Chelsea.
Lukaku looks all set for a return to Inter Milan after the Italian giants and Chelsea agreed a €8 million (£6.8m) loan deal.
Lukaku angered Inter supporters last summer when he pushed to leave in his £97.5m move to Stamford Bridge.
The Belgium international, who left Inter just last summer, is returning to the club and Inter fans have told the striker that he will need to earn their trust.
“Curva Nord supports Inter Milan and will not stage any protest against the player (despite his behaviour last summer),” Inter’s ultras said in a statement.
“That being said, nobody shall go and welcome him with scarves and banners representing the Curva or its groups. He will need to earn everything that, in case, will be done for him in the future with humility and sweat on the pitch.
“He was supported [and treated] like a king, now he’s just a player like many others. It shall also be clear to everyone that we will never cheer against Lukaku if he will wear the Inter jersey again.
“We encourage all Interisti [Inter supporters] not to fall in the other trap, to run and drool after him. Clearly there is an instinctive and emotional element, but to pretend that nothing has happened would only accelerate that process aimed at making us all dumb and slavish consumers.
“We took note of Lukaku’s betrayal and we were extremely disappointed.
“With time we can even forgive such things to a footballer, but the facts won’t change. Now, Romelu, let’s kick and run.”