Lukaku nets four on Inter debut
Only three days after completing his big-money move from Old Trafford, the Belgian scored half of his new side’s goals in an 8-0 stroll.
Romelu Lukaku marked his first appearance in an Inter shirt by scoring four times in his new side’s emphatic win against Virtus Bergamo.
The Belgium international completed his protracted move from Manchester United on Thursday in a reported €80 million (£74m/$90m) deal, ending weeks of speculation.
He did not feature at all for United during their pre-season campaign, and spent some time training back in his native Belgium with Anderlecht as he sought match fitness.
The forward wasn’t ready for Saturday’s friendly trip to Valencia, left out of Antonio Conte’s matchday squad entirely for a game which Inter eventually won on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
However, he was part of a much-changed side that took to the field for a low-intensity encounter against Serie D minnows Bergamo on Sunday.
Handed the number nine jersey, previously warn by Mauro Icardi, Lukaku made a good first impression as he netted half of Inter’s goals in an 8-0 thrashing.
Matias Vecino and Sebastiano Esposito, two other players in need of minutes, scored braces to complete the rout.
Lukaku will have been relieved to finally see his name back on the scoresheet, with his final goals in a Manchester United shirt coming against Southampton more than five months ago.