Manchester City tried to sign Romelu Lukaku before he joined Chelsea, according to Romelu Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello.
Lukaku returned to Chelsea for a club-record £98 million fee from Inter Milan. Following the departure of Kun Aguero, who joined Barcelona on a free transfer, City were desperate to recruit a replacement striker.
Speaking to the Telegraph Sport, Pastorello said,
“I think I can say without disappointing anybody that Manchester City came in the year before.”
“During the pandemic, it was very complicated because of trying to fly to places to meet people. It started very concrete and very serious, but eventually, they changed their idea or they were not ready to make it happen.”
“Honestly, it was very difficult after the first year – it was almost impossible. He hadn’t won the league with Inter and he wanted to do that, and it would have been really impossible. Then they [City] focussed on Harry Kane this summer.”