Romelu Lukaku says he made the decision to leave Manchester United in March, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanting him to stay on at Old Trafford.
“Solskjaer has my eternal respect. He understood me when I said in March that it was time for me to leave England,” Lukaku told Het Belang van Limburg.
“I have been in the Premier League as an 18-year-old boy and now I am 26. Solskjaer wanted to keep me, but I was ready for something new.”
Lukaku, who faced criticism at times during his spell with United, has enjoyed a productive start in new surroundings.
Nine goals have been recorded in 12 games for Inter, with Antonio Conte finding a spark in the burly frontman.