Chelsea have finally agreed a deal with Anderlecht to sign 18-year-old Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku. Lulalu has been called a mini version of Chelsea star Didier Drogba and if Lulalu can approach the performances of Drogba for Chelsea then this is a great signing for the Blues.
Lukaku needs to agree personal terms with Chelsea, but that should be a formality as this deal has been in the works for weeks.
“An agreement has been reached with Anderlecht for the transfer to Chelsea of striker Romelu Lukaku,” a statement on Chelsea’s official website said. “The move is now subject to the player passing a medical and agreeing personal terms.”
Anderlecht had earlier confirmed the news on their own website.
“It’s a shame we have to let go of Romelu, who was scouted and trained by Anderlecht, but the transfer is a win-win situation for the player and the club,” Anderlecht manager Herman van Holsbeeck said.
There had been talk that Chelsea would loan Lukaku out this season, which is something has been against. If he is not sent on loan, then Chelsea will have Lukaku, Drogba, Torres, Anelka, Kalou and Sturridge which seems to be one extra forward than they need.