Romelu Lukaku is the name, apparently we had a bid turned down for him in the summer of £17.5 million reported by the daily mail. Hailed as a wonderkid the Belgium striker is currently at Anderlecht and is wanted by a host of other clubs including Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Now I know this sounds really sad but I don’t know much about the chap other than I used to sign him on Football Manager and after a couple of seasons he would score bags of goals for my Tottenham side.
He has scored 25 goals in 58 appearances for Anderlecht which isn’t great but don’t forget that is from the age of 16 which is better than Wayne Rooney’s strike rate at that age. Hailed as the new Drogba, Lakaku is powerful and has great speed and finishing ability as well as the ability to hold the ball up which can bring others into play.
It is thought we made a bid for him in the summer and are expected to return with an improved offer, my only concern is would a 17 year old solve our striker shortage or should we go for someone more experienced and proven?
I would however be excited to sign this youngster, from what I have seen and from my Football Manager days he does sound very promising, however such a big price tag for someone of his age would be seen somewhat as a gamble.
Take a look at the video below to see him in action.