Transfers

Romelu Lukaku's Agent's Family Sent Threats Over Chelsea Transfer

By Amreen
Lukaku's agent was threatened for his role in the striker's move to Chelsea
Lukaku's agent was threatened for his role in the striker's move to Chelsea / Nicolò Campo/Getty Images
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Romelu Lukaku’s agent, Federico Pastorello, has revealed he and his family were sent death threats over his involvement in the striker's transfer to Chelsea earlier this week.

Lukaku returned to Stamford Bridge in a £98m deal from Inter following a title-winning season that saw the Nerazzurri lift the Scudetto for the first time in 11 years.

And Pastorello has said that he and his family received threats while he was working on the striker's Chelsea move. "Many of those who today insult me and threaten me, thanked me wholeheartedly for bringing him to Milan," he said.

"I have always accepted - and will continue to do so - confrontation and constructive criticism: they are part of the game for those who play a role with considerable media relevance.

"What we absolutely cannot tolerate are the falsehoods, insinuations, insults and threats we have received [also against my family and my daughters], which have far exceeded the limits of civilisation, decency and tolerance."

Lukaku scored 64 goals in 95 appearance in his two seasons at the San Siro, and despite previously claiming he was happy to stay with the Italian champions, the Belgium international reversed his stance and told the club he wanted to re-join Chelsea.

"Believe it or not, the supporters affection and the special bond with the city of Milan made him think about it for a long time: but then, once he made his decision, he carried on with conviction and firmness," Pastorello said. "The economic aspect is a detail, but it is not the main factor that determines our choices and those of our clients.

"With regards to FC Internazionale, I can guarantee that the Sport CEO Giuseppe Marotta, the sporting director Piero Ausilio - as well as the coach Simone Inzaghi, who worked at this personally - did everything in their power to avoid this transfer. But there are circumstances that go beyond their decision-making range and depend on the instructions of the owners."


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