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Sensibile exclusive: Ex-Man Utd striker Lukaku to Inter Milan our most prestigious deal

According to most international football experts, it was one of the biggest market operations of last summer: Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan drove fans crazy, but it also made the Nerazzurri serious candidates for the Scudetto, together with Maurizio Sarri's Juventus and Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli.

Some Italian journalists were disappointed by the athletic condition of the Belgian, considered by some of them to be overweight, or by the former Manchester United striker's recent performances.

We shouldn't forget that we are talking about a striker already capable of scoring 5 goals in 9 games in his first Serie A experience, in a new team and in a different football style.

We talked about it in an exclusive for Tribalfootball.com with Pasquale Sensibile, who now works for the agency that handled the transfer from United at Inter, P&P Management (one of the most important football agencies in the world, which works with a long list of stars).

He said: "I believe that the Lukaku operation was one of the most prestigious operations on the international market and is the pride of our agency. Federico managed to handle it on his own and everything went well."

About the criticisms made by some journalists, he said: "His adaptation to Italian football and Inter is being debated a lot these very days, but historically adapting to this type of football always takes time, even for the greatest champions that played in Serie A.

"If we consider that a player with his physical structure has practically skipped almost all the preseason, I believe there must be the minimum to have patience.

"If Lukaku is being able to produce these numbers when he's not at the top of his condition, I am curious to see what he will be able to do when the physical tuning process will end..

Federico Pastorello worked on the transfer directly, but Antonio Conte was determinant for the success of this operation, with Sensibile adding: "I think I can say that the whole managerial and sporting structure have shown awareness, determination, availability and ambition in wanting to formalise it."

Having discussed the Lukaku operation, we moved on to Sensibile's new role in the world of football. A former sporting director, he now works for a player's agency. Definitely a big change to his working life.

This is what Sensibile told us about the transition to this new profession: "My new job opportunity gratifies and stimulates me a lot, every day. My relationship with Federico is sincere and profound, we know each other well and what he asked me is just what I love to do.

"I follow the technical and market dynamics of our clients and of the markets in general and at the same time collaborate in maintaining relations with managers and agents from other countries. All very challenging, but at the same time stimulating. I'm back to being enthusiastic!"

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