Thursday, September 7, 2023

Juventus fans storm own pitch and chant ‘we don’t want Romelu Lukaku’ in protest against potential transfer

Juventus fans recently expressed their discontent by storming their own pitch in protest against the potential signing of Romelu Lukaku. The Chelsea star has been linked with a move to Juventus after rejecting another transfer to Inter Milan. The fans made their voices heard during a pre-season friendly against AC Milan, chanting “noi Lukaku non lo vogliamo,” which translates to “We don’t want Lukaku.” Banners were also unfurled, further protesting against Lukaku’s potential transfer.

Lukaku, who spent last season on loan at Inter Milan from Chelsea, has caused controversy by meeting with Juventus officials despite expressing his desire to return to Inter in previous interviews. Inter subsequently withdrew from transfer talks with Chelsea upon learning of Lukaku’s preference for Juventus.

Javier Zanetti, the chief of Inter Milan, expressed his disappointment in Lukaku’s behavior, stating that the club expected him to act differently given what they had done for him. Zanetti emphasized that no player is bigger than the club and that careful consideration must be given to the impact of new signings on the team dynamic.

With neither Inter, Chelsea, nor Juventus fans wanting Lukaku at their respective clubs, it remains uncertain where the striker will end up. There have been suggestions of a potential move to Saudi Arabia, especially considering Lukaku’s injury-plagued campaign last season. Despite his struggles, Lukaku has proven his goal-scoring ability, particularly during his successful spell at Inter Milan, where he scored 30 goals in all competitions.

While Lukaku’s transfer fee is expected to be significantly lower than the £97 million Chelsea paid for him, the final destination for the Belgian striker is yet to be determined.
The fallout from Juventus’ possible acquisition of Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku has had some interesting repercussions, with the team’s own supporters staging a protest against the potential move.

On Friday, a large group of Juventus fans stormed the club’s Allianz Stadium in Turin and chanted “We don’t want Romelu Lukaku” in an effort to express their dissatisfaction with the transfer. The fans were reportedly displeased with the potential transfer fee, which could reportedly exceed €63 million.

The protest marks an unusual development within a club that has a history of unwavering loyalty amongst its supporters. While fans often voice their displeasure with transfers and team selection, storming the stadium goes against the norm.

It is not yet known how the club will react to the incident, but considering the fan base’s strong support for the club and its players, it is likely that Juventus officials may propose or take some proactive measures to appease the disgruntled fans.

If the potential deal between Juventus and Inter Milan goes ahead, it is likely that the unrest amongst some supporters will quickly subside, especially if Lukaku makes his expected move a very successful one for the team.

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