Belgian boss Roberto Martinez says ‘Lukaku wants to be important’ amid the transfer situation 

Lukaku of Belgium and Bonucci of Italy
Lukaku of Belgium and Bonucci of Italy

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has revealed that Romelu Lukaku is desperate to move this season because he wants to be important to his team.

The Belgian striker continues to be linked with a move away from Chelsea after a disappointing season. But his international manager has revealed that the uncertainty surrounding his future is down to his desire to be important for his team.

The striker is reportedly in discussions to return to Inter Milan from where he joined last summer. 

But Martinez is confident that Lukaku will make the best call for his career, telling reporters as reported by GOAL

“He wants to be important and enjoy his football. I’m sure the decision in the summer will be the right one.

“In Belgium, we are quite relaxed with Romelu’s situation. I know it is a big topic, but at the moment he is trying to recover from the injury and that’s the only thing he has in his mind.

“If he stays at Chelsea, it will be for the right reasons. If he’s moving away, it will be because everyone agrees to it.

“Romelu is a player I know very well. I managed him at club level (at Everton) at a very young age.

“He was 19 and had a very different position than he has now. Now he’s a player who is very mature and very clear about what he wants.” are open to allowing him to leave after a season in which he scored 15 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions. The Blues are already eyeing replacements for him, with Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus on their radar.