The transfer of Romelu Lukaku, Edin Dzeko and Tammy Abraham all had something in common and the thing is that they’re all as replacement for each other in a deal that for now suits all three parties involved.
Last week, Chelsea announced the signing of former player Romelu Lukaku in a £97m deal from Inter Milan and that comes as a huge boost to the Chelsea fans (who have been clamoring for a striker that can fire in goals on all cylinder) and the team as a whole in their quest to win the EPL title this season.t
Inter Milan on the other hand now have a big void to fill as the Belgian striker was instrumental for them along with Lautaro Martinez when they won the Serie A title for the first time since 2010. Now with Lukaku gone they have the goal scoring burden on Lautaro and hence need to find a striker to ease the burden and they tried negotiating with veteran Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko who they eventually managed to convince and struck an agreement with and at the end of the week a deal was completed for the 35-year-old on a free transfer.
Following the exit of Dzeko to Inter, Roma had to move for a striker to replace the departing striker before the start of the new Serie A season and Jose Mourinho had to go back to one of his former employers (in Chelsea FC) for the service of England striker Tammy Abraham in a €40m deal which was completed over the weekend and announced on Tuesday.
Following Dzeko’s exit, Jose Mourinho told Roma TV: “I have to say the general manager and owners have been brilliant.
“The reality is that we started pre-season thinking we had Dzeko and what happened was a bit of a surprise for all of us.
“In an incredibly difficult market and in a financial situation that is difficult for every, or more precisely, almost every club, having the willingness, the ambition, the respect for the fans’ emotions and reacting in this way after losing Dzeko and bringing in Tammy Abraham was a real coup.”
All in all it is a deal that suits all three parties with all voids (centre forward) filled in each team.