Duvan Zapata can replace Romelu Lukaku if the Belgian gets sold to Chelsea. The Blues have made an offer of €100 million with Marcos Alonso in the deal as well. But Inter Milan have rejected it right away as they feel that Lukaku is important to their system. Also, Inzaghi does not want to disturb the Lukaku and Lautaro partnership as it has been very successful for Inter. The Italian wants to keep Lukaku at all costs but if Chelsea comes up with an even better offer then Inter might accept it, given their financial situation.
Chelsea are in the market for a striker and they have already made a couple of bids for Lukaku. They gave him a very lucrative offer as well. The Blues are ready to give him €10 million per season. But Lukaku is happy at Milan and wants to defend the Serie A title this season. However, if Chelsea comes up with a huge offer, then Inter will think about it. So, according to Massimo Drago, Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata is someone who can replace Lukaku. Of course, he might not be that successful for Inter but he is the best option to replace the Belgian if need be.
Duvan Zapata can replace Lukaku, says the ex-Cesena Coach Massimo Drago
Duvan Zapata has been terrific for Atalanta for recent seasons. The 30-year old has been integral to Atalanta’s success recently as he has scored 19 goals in the last 2 seasons. He also scored 28 goals in a season before that.
The Colombian has the ability to hold the ball which is what Inter will be looking for. He is clinical in his finishing and can unleash a powerful shot. Also, the Colombian is a great header of the ball. So Drago feels that he is the only one who can replace Lukaku at Inter.