Lukaku didn't ask for the number 9 shirt, the decision was Inter's. Icardi? He accepted it with "a bitter smile"
It was Gabriele Oriali who last Thursday informed Mauro Icardi that the number 9 shirt would be assigned to Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian, knowing the delicacy of the situation, did not make any request on the matter according to Tuttosport.
That was club’s decision which has convinced Mauro Icardi and Wanda Nara to find themselves a new team. The Argentinian accepted this decision with a bitter smile also because he expected it.