Chelsea’s chase of signing a new striker is seemingly over after the club reached an agreement to sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan with a staggering sum of £98m which will make Lukaku the most expensive signing in the club’s history.
Romelu Lukaku and Erling Haaland were targeted by Chelsea, but the Blues’ had to settle for the former following the latter’s club reluctance to sell their most prized asset.
Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea is done with paper works completed and agreements reached between all parties.
However, Chelsea’s decision to sign Romelu Lukaku has gone down well with Didier Drogba who played with the Belgian during his stint at the club.
Despite participating for Chelsea on just 15 occasions, Romelu Lukaku strikes a great relationship with the Chelsea legend Didier Drogba whom he was previously compared to during his stint at Anderlecht.
Upon Chelsea’s agreement to sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan, Didier Drogba took to social media to make his own official announcement of Romelu Lukaku as he tweeted “He is coming home” on his official Twitter handle.
Didier Drogba’s stance on Chelsea’s decision to re-sign Romelu Lukaku following his exit from the club back in 2014 however contradicts with another former Chelsea player.
Glen Johnson doesn’t seem impressed with Chelsea’s decision to sign the 28 year old striker as he believes the Belgian will find it difficult to cope with the pace of the game in England.
He said, “I’m not so sure the Premier League suits Lukaku to be honest,” Johnson told Betting Odds.
“Obviously he’s a big, powerful lad, quite physical but I just think the Premier League’s a bit too quick for him.
“So no, I wouldn’t like to see him return.
“But in certain leagues, he is going to get goals, albeit at a slightly slower pace.”
Chelsea FC will look to officially confirm Romelu Lukaku on time before travelling to Belfast to play their Super Cup match against current Europa League holders Villarreal on Wednesday.