Italian champions Juventus are hoping they will sign the Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku who is out on-loan at Everton from Chelsea. Juventus’ confidence in acquiring the striker next summer came from the fact that he is out on-loan in a second successive season despite heavily impressing on-loan at West Brom last season. Yet, Jose Mourinho didn’t see enough in the 19 year old that he can compete with the triumvirate of experienced no. 9s currently at Stamford Bridge.
They are Fernando Torres (a world and European champions with Spain), Samuel Eto’o (a winner of 3 Champions league triumphs with Barca and Inter) and the Senegalese Demba Ba who is yet to prove himself to the special one after a string of poor displays when given the chance. Many fans were angered and shocked by the dead line day loan switch of Lukaku to Everton as all summer long, Jose has said the Belgian has impressed enough and earned to fight for his place at Stamford Bridge.
The original news coming from Daily Mirror claims in quotes…
‘Belgian international Lukaku has also switched agents from Christophe Henrotay, who oversaw his £18m move from Anderlecht to Chelsea in 2011, to Italian super-agent Mino Raiola.’
‘Raiola has strong connections with the major Serie A clubs, took former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba to Juventus and has a reputation for getting difficult deals done. Lukaku spent all summer believing he would be given a chance at Chelsea under re-hired manager Jose Mourinho after then-boss Roberto Di Matteo loaned him to West Brom last August.’
Everton boss Roberto Martinez has insisted there is no recall clause on Lukaku and that they have him for the entire season, while the Belgian has stated publicly that he wants to build a future for himself at Chelsea. As a result of Lukaku’s boyhood dream and the passion he has for Chelsea, it makes it highly unlikely that he will force a move through to the Seria A giants any time next year after returning from his loan-spell at Merseyside.
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