Anderlecht general manager Herman van Holsbeeck has confirmed that he expects Belgium teenage striker Romelu Lukaku to move to England in the summer and confirmed Spurs as a possible destination.
Tottenham have been linked with “the new Drogba” since last summer but a high price tag for an unproven youngster put off any potential bid for the 17 year-old Belgium international. Clubs in Italy and Spain are watching the progress of Lukaku and so are a host of English clubs including Chelsea and Tottenham. Lukaku is a self confessed Chelsea fan and Chelsea would appeal to him but competition for places in attack since the arrival of Fernando Torres means that Chelsea may not be in the market for a striker.
Van Holsbeeck confirmed that the club turned down a bid from an English club in January believed to be Tottenham for Lukaku but expects the striker to move to England in the summer for a fee of around £26m. Harry Redknapp has been watching the progress of Lukaku and may make a summer swoop.
“Teams like Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool are interested,” he told Sudpresse.
“But if two clubs Manchester enter the race, it might be interesting.
“We know that Real Madrid is interested in all the young talent, but I think his future would rather be in England.
“The transfer should be around €30million.”Follow @TrfficTottenham