Saturday, 18 June 2011
Romelu Lukaku deal now imminent
Anderlecht are said to want €25m (£22m) for teenage hot-shot Romelu Lukaku and given the current market, Jordan Henderson joining Liverpool for almost £20m anyone?, that seems a fair fee. Chelsea are keen to bring in young additions to a squad and the Belgian, who turned 18 last month, has frightening potential. Lukaku helped his Brussels side to a domestic title in his first full season in the first team, netting 19 goals in the process and then followed that up with 20 goals last term. The powerfully built striker is also now a regular in the Belgian national team set-up. Whomever is set to replace Carlo Ancelotti in the Chelsea hot-seat will want to think about looking for a long term replacement for 33 year old Didier Drogba and Lukaku seems ideal for the job. Incidentally, photos of him wearing the Chelsea home shirt in the Stamford Bridge dug out and press conference room were posted on Facebook. Chelsea insist 6ft 4ins Lukaku was on a stadium tour that is open to members of the public and not on a trip organised specially by the club.