Romelu Lukaku failed to settle at Chelsea and angered his team-mates at Stamford Bridge by making out he was ‘better’ than them.
The Belgium International rejoined Inter Milan yesterday after less than 12 months back at Chelsea.
Lukaku joined the Blues for a club record £97m, with Thomas Tuchel feeling the player could be the final piece of the jigsaw as the club looked to mount a serious Premier League title challenge.
But despite a good start, Lukaku became a bit-part player in west London after criticising Tuchel’s tactics and conceding he wanted to rejoin Inter in a controversial interview.
Tuchel wasn’t the only one that felt put out by Lukaku, though, with the Athletic reporting the Belgian left a bad impression on his Chelsea team-mates.
Lukaku joined the London club just two months after Chelsea beat Manchester City to win their second UEFA Champions League title and he walked into a dressing room full of trophy-laden players.
But many felt the Belgian attacker gave off an unwarranted air of superiority and didn’t respect the achievements of his new team-mates at the club.
That angered the rest of the Chelsea team, who felt Lukaku thought he was ‘better’ than them.
Meanwhile, Lukaku has got his wish of a return to the San Siro and Chelsea hope to replace him with Leeds winger Raphinha, after agreeing a £55 million deal for the Brazilian.