Chelsea Must Refrain From Buying Lukaku

Chelsea Must Refrain From Buying Lukaku
Jul 21, 2016

Chelsea

In August of 2011 Romelu Lukaku joined Chelsea for a fee of around €12 million. In his four years being owned by Chelsea, he only managed to make 10 first team appearances in which he scored zero goals. However, while at Chelsea, he went on loan twice. Once to West Bromwich Albion, in which he made 35 appearances and scored 17 goals, and the second time at Everton, in which he made 31 appearances and scored 15 goals. Unable to break into the Chelsea first team and secure his spot as the main striker, Lukaku decided to make his stay with the Toffee’s permanent and has since been a part of the Everton first team. Since joining Everton, Lukaku has scored 28 goals in 73 appearances and represented his country, Belgium, in both the World Cup and Euros.

It is now being reported by Gianluca Di Marzio that Chelsea offered Everton €60 million in order to secure Lukaku’s return to Stamford Bridge.

The reason for why Chelsea must refrain from buying the Belgian is that he does not the right attitude required to play either for Chelsea or for their new manager: Antonio Conte.

The initial reason for Lukaku having ever left Chelsea is because he didn’t have his spot as the first team striker guaranteed. It will be tough for Lukaku to secure a spot in the first team with Diego Costa, Michy Batshuayi, and Loic Remy all fighting for the very same spot. The only way that Lukaku could secure a spot in the lineup is if Conte decides to use a two-striker formation. Furthermore, buying Lukaku would only unsettle Remy and Costa. Remy is the perfect third striker. He is agile, scores goals, has good pace, and most important of all- he rarely complains about his place in the team. He knows what his place is and accepts it, but with Lukaku he would have to search elsewhere in order to secure at least some playing time. It has also been reported that Costa might be looking to return to Atletico Madrid and buying Lukaku might make Costa feel like he is being forced out.

If Chelsea do buy Lukaku then they might have to move around some of their current strikers in order to accommodate him, which is why it would be better if Lukaku did not return to London.

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