Federico Pastorello told La Repubblica that Lukaku seems to have a problem at Chelsea and he is planning to hold talks with Chelsea’s new owner about the future of his client at the Club.
However, The comment did not resonate well with Romelu Lukaku who told Instagram to strike back at his agent.
The Belgian striker has failed to live up to expectations after his 98 million pounds return to Stamford Bridge.
The 29 years old striker seems to have found his goal scoring form scoring three goals in two Premier League starts in a space of six days.
The comments by Federico Pastorello came at the time Lukaku seems to have found his goal-scoring form and has won his way back into Thomas Tuchel’s Starting Lineup, and also coincided with Chelsea FA Cup final preparations.
What did Lukaku say?
Writing in an Instagram story, he wrote: “Never, ever will I let someone speak for me… I kept my mouth shut and focused on helping the team and ending the season in the best way possible.
“So, if someone out there [is] trying to say something about me and the club… Not in my name.
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel has questioned the timing of the Romelu Lukaku agent’s comments.
He said: “laughs I think if he plans to talk with the owner it is not his plan to talk with me! It’s fair enough. Let’s see if he gets a meeting! It is his right. We will talk to anybody. We will evaluate any situation of any player including Romelu. We will see what is going to happen and what the plans are.”
“I was just aware of it five or ten minutes ago actually. That’s what it is sometimes in football, the attention is so high that sometimes it attracts situations that you don’t want to have before big matches. It’s the way it is. For me, it is not a distraction, and hopefully for everybody that works on the team and the team itself it is not.”
I hope Federico Pastorello’s comments do not affect Romelu Lukaku’s chance of starting against Liverpool after the striker seems to have returned to his best goal-scoring form.
Thomas Tuchel also weighed in on who will start on Saturday, whether Lukaku or Kai Havertz, taking into consideration Remolu Lukaku’s form in the last two matches.
He added: “Can also play both although they lacked a bit of feeling of a perfect fit together. It’s very likely that it is one of the two but we will not give the line-up today. Listen, Romelu played late and scored late. He did everything to stay on the pitch. Will be our final call in the morning.”