'Good riddance': Neil Warnock says he's so glad that one player has left Chelsea this summer

Neil Warnock has shared his view on Romelu Lukaku by claiming his exit from Stamford Bridge is a good thing for Chelsea.

Lukaku, 29, completed a season-long loan transfer to Inter Milan earlier this week.

Remarkably, the Belgian centre-forward is now back at the San Siro with Inter Milan just a year on from leaving them for £97.5million.

The striker’s form was largely inconsistent last season in a Blues shirt, so Thomas Tuchel’s side have made the firm decision to offload him from their squad.

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Neil Warnock on Lukaku

Retired manager Warnock suggests Chelsea are making the right call loaning out Lukaku.

In particular, he reckons members of the Blues squad will now find it easier without him.

“Good riddance, that’s what I say. The same as [Paul] Pogba at Manchester United. I think both of them are about me, me, me… His teammates will be far better without him,” Warnock told talkSPORT.

Lukaku massively struggled to gel with his Chelsea teammates or fit into the manager’s system during the 2021/22 campaign, so he’ll hope to pick up where he left off in an Inter shirt.

With the winter World Cup on the horizon, the Belgium international may have made the right call for him.

It’s quite telling that he was reportedly in tears when he found out this summer he would be rejoining Inter.

Chelsea supporters are now intrigued to see if they’ll put faith in Kai Havertz in the false-nine position moving into the new season. Alternatively, will they decide to rewrite their Lukaku wrong by going big in the transfer market for a new No.9?

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