On the surface, a move for Romelu Lukaku might not be considered a gamble. He is, after all, a proven Premier League goalscorer – but it isn’t that simple.
In Lukaku’s last run at Chelsea, he simply couldn’t do the business. Despite impressing on loan at West Brom, he looked poor in a Chelsea shirt, and that was the reason why he was eventually sold. What’s more, Chelsea – compared to Everton – are a huge club, and he may struggle to make the step up.
However, for Antonio Conte, the choice is obvious. A deal to sign Lukaku would be a stroke of genius, because he offers something unique that could see Chelsea dominate the Premier League for years to come.
He is still young, and so even if he takes a while to adjust – a deal still makes sense.
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