The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are desperate for Romelu Lukaku to join the club this summer, but they have recieved some bad news today…
According to the Sun, Romelu Lukaku could look to pass on a move to Chelsea this summer – in favour of a Man Utd switch. It is said that the Belgian fears that his style of play may not suit Chelsea’s system, and so whilst a move to the Blues could yet be on the cards this summer, it appears as though the Belgian may view Man Utd as a better fit for him.
A move to Manchester would, of course, reunite Lukaku with Jose Mourinho, who was in charge of Chelsea when the Belgian was sold to Everton.
Certainly, Lukaku is a striker that tends to stay stationary when his team are defending, and that is a system that might not suit Chelsea. Under Conte, a defensive focus is a priority, and so Lukaku may struggle to adapt. Man Utd, meanwhile, tend to have a far more rigid system in place, and Lukaku could follow Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s lead in contributing very little defensively.
Our landlord thinks that whilst Man Utd might offer a more direct match for Lukaku’s play style, he would likely win far more at Stamford Bridge – and so the Belgian certainly has a lot to think about.
Chelsea and Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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