Former Premier League striker Marcus Bent has exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that Romelu Lukaku is overrated – and Chelsea could have spent their money better elsewhere.
Almost exactly seven years after he left the Blues for Everton, the Belgian frontman made a sensational return when he secured his move back to Stamford Bridge in a £97.5m deal from Inter Milan.
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Following a tricky period at Manchester United when he failed to live up to another monumental transfer fee, Lukaku rediscovered his goalscoring touch in Italy, netting 47 league goals across his two seasons to help Inter win Serie A for the first time in 11 years.
But the pressure won’t get any easier upon his return to Chelsea, with Lukaku now tasked with being the man to score the goals that Timo Werner couldn’t last term to fire Thomas Tuchel’s men to their sixth Premier League title this season.
However, Bent told The Transfer Tavern that he’s still unconvinced by the 28-year-old Belgian:
“Personally, I’m not a big fan of Lukaku. I think he’s quite weak in certain situations, I think he’s overrated. I don’t think he can hold the ball up. Yeah, he can score a goal, but I think he’s overrated.
“He’s playing in a side that have good players, but think Chelsea could have gone for someone else with the money they paid.”
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