Agent Confirms Lukaku Heading To Premier League

By on May 13, 2011

He was the Belgian League’s top scorer at the age of only 16, and has only continued with his prolific form from then, with another 20 goals and 6 assists this season. With his imposing presence and power up front, he has been compared to Chelsea’s Didier Drogba as well as being tipped for worldwide success and stardom in the world of football.

He has therefore been linked to Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham but the agent of the player has, although telling of definitive interest in Lukaku confirmed there was no concluded agreement with anyone. Christophe Henrotay said:

“I know nothing of Roma, so I could not confirm whether they have been watching him or not.”

“I can confirm that the English clubs are in pole position, but we have not already concluded an agreement with a particular team.”

“We have talked with several teams, and their names are no secret.”

“With his physical and technical characteristics, Lukaku would be perfect for the English football, but, again, there is still nothing done. At the end of the season, we’ll see what happens.”

Lukaku will turn 18 on the 13th of this month, but he has already began to rack up his own personal awards including the Belgian Ebony Shoe award  – an award given annually to the best African player (or of African origin) in the Belgian Pro League. Two current successful Premier League stars have achieved that award in the past, including Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany and Everton’s midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

However, Lukaku will not come cheap, something which may well put Arsenal off with Wenger reluctant to spend. £26 million is one fee quoted by some sources, with Anderlecht, Lukaku’s club looking for the best deal possible. Arsenal may well be looking for a new striker considering Nicklas Bendtner’s comments recently and Marouane Chamakh’s poor performances this season.

The “superb all round striker” would be a fantastic addition to any clubs strike-force, but few clubs have the spending power to facilitate a move – a move to England does look likely though.

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7 Comments

  1. Football Kit News

    May 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Is Lukaku ready for the step up to the biggest league in the world yet? Agreed that folks like Kompany and Fellaini have made successful switches, but Lukaku’s just eighteen.

    However you could argue that his technical skills would be better developed in England or Spain in a big club than Anderlecht.

  2. domme.ger

    May 13, 2011 at 11:18 am

    He isn’t just bagging goals in Belgian, he also scored many goals in the Euopa League, so I think he would be up to the task, although he sureley needs some time, like everyone else, to adapt. But his technical skills and foremost a man of his inches would be brilliant in the EPL. 😉 Anderlecht is already looking for a replacement and are interested in Vela and some other youngsters. So maybe Wenger consider a deal including Vela, 2 youngsters on loan and 15 million pounds for the Lukaku brothers! 😉

  3. JT

    May 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Seems like he has potential but hows that going to work out with Torres and Drogs both competing for that position? Unless Carlo plans to go 4-4-2 and I seriously hope he’s not. Studge is ok because he can play anywhere up front. What we really need is wide players (neymar/sanchez/hazard).

  4. Emmanuel Dodo

    May 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    i that the best option for carlo is, to sign lukaku and sanchez to make a balance of attack with torres as point-man, then drogba and sturidge on the bench

  5. johnpaul torres

    May 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    We want him back(the special one)

  6. johnpaul torres

    May 13, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    we need juan mata versus torres

  7. Indiami

    May 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    carlo pls sign neymar 4 chelsea fans

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