It seems that recruiting Lukaku by draining more pockets in the transfer market last summer became the right decision for Inter Milan. Evidently, the figure of the 26-year-old Belgian striker appeared ferocious in the Nerazzurri uniform with his goals notched since docked from Manchester United.
Inter Milan have just won a landslide 4-1 victory over Cagliari in the last 16 of the Coppa Italia, Wednesday morning WIB (15/01). Borja Valero and Andrea Ranocchia each contributed one goal, while Lukaku bought up two goals. In total, 18 goals have been packed by Lukaku from 25 appearances in all competitions for Inter Milan.
With this amount, Lukaku managed to become Inter Milan’s top scorer this season, winning three from Lautaro Martinez. Even more than that, there are other extraordinary facts about the statistics of this former Chelsea. In the European Top Five Leagues this season, Lukaku is one of five players who have scored two or more goals five times.
He side by side with top names including Robert Lewandowski and Sergio Aguero. Now, here are Brace and / or hat-tricks in all competitions in the top 5 European leagues this season:
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munchen) – 8 Brace, 2 hat-tricks
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) – 5 Brace, 2 hat-tricks
Ciro Immobile (Lazio) – 6 Brace, 0 hat-tricks
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 4 Brace, 1 hat-trick
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) – 5 Brace, 0 hat-tricks.
While the following is proof of Lukaku’s sharpness at Inter Milan.
18 – Romelu Lukaku
15 – Lautaro Martinez
3 – Antonio Candreva, Stefano Sensi
2 – Marcelo Brozovic, Borja Valero, Matias Vecino, Roberto Gagliardini, Nicolo barella
1 – Stefan de Vrij, Sebastiano Esposito, Andrea Ranocchia, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Alexis Sanchez
So it can be said that Manchester United have lost the Belgian striker off, although with a tag of up to 80 million Euros. Especially seeing the position of the club directed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the standings, which contrasts with Inter Milan who are now in second place.