How Romelu Lukaku earned Manchester United an extra €1m on Sunday night

Romelu Lukaku’s goals against Lazio on Sunday night cost his present club Inter Milan €1 million, according to an Italian newspaper report on Monday.

As per the print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport, as per Sempre Inter, Lukaku’s double at the San Siro triggered the payment of one of the many add-ons that were included in the 2019 deal that saw the Belgian striker switch Manchester for Milan.

Unfortunately the report did not specify what particular milestone Lukaku had triggered to secure United the bonus, but I’m sure a couple of the suits were happy with the news.

Usually with agreements like this it happens after the player surpasses an amount of appearances for the club, or goals scored and honours achieved.

In the running for Serie A glory

Speaking of honours, Inter Milan are in the picture to win the Serie A for the first time in eleven years. Antonio Conte’s side currently sit on top of the table with one more point than rivals and second-placed AC Milan. The champions, Juventus, are fourth trailing Inter by eight points having played one game less.

Lukaku has been in fine form for Inter Milan this season and the Glazers will be thankful for the bonus €1m. I’m not sure what difference it makes to us though.

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