RomeLOAN Lukaku

RomeLOAN Lukaku

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Days after our Champions League success that reality was placed upon us in a not all shocking manner but still a tough concept to take. Unfortunately for Romelu, a lack of game time owing to a lack of trust by AVB has seen him fall behind in his predicted development to a world class powerhouse centre forward. It is not a secret that he was unhappy with last season and I do not think anyone can blame him given the severe drought in opportunities given to him. The U.S tour gave him the perfect platform in which to propel himself above Sturridge who has been away on Olympic duty. Match 1 and all was looking good, two beautifully taken goals and a performance that sent shivers up the spines of our closest rivals. The games did not provide us with such jubilance though and some poor performances in possibly the greatest opportunity a young player will get seemed to lay the path for an imminent although temporary departure from Stamford Bridge.

His agent has declared it will not be Fulham but he will be going on loan to another Premier League club. Touted clubs have been Everton, Wigan and West Ham. All three certainly won’t be bad options but with our clear efforts to bring Victor Moses to the bridge I would put my house on it that he goes in the opposite direction in a deal I would expect to be completed by the end of this week. Wigan have very little strike force, and the ones they do possess hardly scream ‘GOALS’. So expect if he does go there to see a lot of Romelu in the coming season striding the turf at the DW stadium. West Ham and Everton would in no way be bad options but better striker options would perhaps limit game time, something I think all parties will not be pleased to be faced with.

What is clear is that we have seen momentary glimpses of pure and utter class from The Kraken. His art needs refining and tuning. Remember, Didier was not truly successful until his mid twenties and Romelu is some way off that. I have no doubt in my mind that one day our investment will pay off somewhat drastically and chants will ring out around the bridge, sounding out our love for him.


#James Carr-Smith

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