Romelu Lukaku aims not-so-subtle dig at Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he claims the ‘real god’ has crowned him king of Milan

ROMELU LUKAKU took a not-so-subtle dig at Zlatan Ibrahimovic after Inter Milan were crowned as Serie A champions.

Lukaku has been instrumental in helping the Nerazzurri win their first Scudetto since 2010, banging in 21 goals in 33 Italian top-flight games.

Since joining from Manchester United in 2019, the Belgium international has found the back of the net a whopping 61 times in 92 matches in all competitions.

And he has struck up a rivalry with his former Red Devils team-mate Ibrahimovic, now with AC Milan, which intensified this season with the city rivals involved in a title race.

The duo have been involved in a war of words off the pitch as well as on it, with the Swedish maverick taking offence to a tweet from Lukaku last year.

Taking to social media after Inter's 4-2 derby win in February 2020, the ex-Chelsea centre-forward tweeted: "There's a new king in town."

Ibrahimovic then had his revenge when AC beat Inter in October 2020 where he scored twice in a 2-1 win.

He posted: "Milan never had a king, they have a GOD.”

But Lukaku has had the final say after Inter's Serie A success, as he uploaded a picture of himself with open arms being mobbed by his team-mates, in a snap reminiscent of what Ibrahimovic shared.

Lukaku quipped: "The real god has crowned the king! Now bow down. King of Milano."


And fans were quick to notice who that tweet was aimed at, as one user remarked: "Subtle dig at Zlatan Ibrahimovic."

Another commented: "Ibrahimovic in the mud."

A third added: "Zlatan slander? Let's have it."

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