Dubbed the ‘New Didier Drogba’, Romelu Lukaku has caught the eye during his loan spell at West Bromwich Albion this season and the Baggies are keen to sign the striker for another year if Chelsea decide to loan him out again.
Chelsea signed Lukaku from Belgian club Anderlecht in 2011 and was tipped to take over from Drogba at Stamford Bridge. However, the Belgian international was benched for most part of his time at the club and was subsequently loaned out to West Brom this season to gain first-team experience.
And the powerful striker has been in top form for his new club as he has netted 12 goals in the league so far and Baggies boss, Steve Clarke has admitted that he will jump to the chance to sign the player for another term.
The Sun quotes Clarke talking about his side’s chances of signing Lukaku for another loan spell as he said, “It’s something that will come up for discussion in the summer. Chelsea are his parent club, he is their player and they will decide what they want to do first and foremost. If Chelsea want to leave him out for another season somewhere, I think we would have a strong chance of getting him back here but it is a discussion for the summer.”
Chelsea are facing a major crisis in the attacking department with Fernando Torres continuing his abysmal form and Demba Ba failing to find the back of the net on a regular basis. The Blues have been linked with a summer move for Radamel Falcao but are likely to recall Lukaku to share the goal scoring burden.
Meanwhile, Steve Clarke heaped praise on the Belgian and said, “He has all the attributes to be a really top player. He is very level-headed and he understands why he came here and what he has got to do in the future to be a big player at a really big club. It’s good for us that everybody sees he’s a good player because we’ve had the benefit of his good performances and his goals, and it’s been good for Romelu, Chelsea and us.”