He’s not dubbed ‘the next Drogba’ for nothing. Romelu Lukaku is perhaps the rawest of talents in the Premier League and has a big future ahead of him.
A strong part of the recent Belgian revolution in the English top-flight, the 19-year-old striker joined the Albion in early August on a loan deal from Chelsea. He struggled to cement a starting position in the team following a big money move from Anderlecht.
West Brom coach Steve Clarke promised Lukaku would taste first-team football at The Hawthorns. The move suited both parties, Albion needed an extra forward.
And he has settled into life with West Brom very well. His robust and powerful approach has had defenders – top level ones at that – shaking in their boots, more than avenger slots shake off big money bonuses. He’s a menace.
Having made his debut in the opening day of the Premier League season against Liverpool as a substitute, it could not have gone better. He scored to cap off what was a sensational 3-0 win for the Baggies, and the Albion faithful instantly took the big man.
He’s made four appearances, and his second league strike came against Reading. Lukaku can finish, hold the ball up and when given a yard of space will engineer some sort of a dangerous chance.
It’s a real shame it’s only a loan signing. Understandably, Chelsea want to retain one of their brightest youngsters – and they will be no doubt be delighted with the start he’s had to his West Brom career.
Written by Nathan Carr
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