On Monday night the Football Transfer Tavern was transfixed with the performance of a certain young striker as Romelu Lukaku continued to make waves in the Premier League.
The 20-year-old Belgian netted twice in a stunning first half for his current club Everton during their 3-2 victory over Newcastle United and his powerful, free-running and clinical performance won all the plaudits.
Today’s Mirror Football indicates that Serie A champions Juventus are the latest club to be interested in Chelsea’s Belgian international striker who has started his spell on loan with the Toffees in blistering form.
It came as something of a surprise in the tavern that Lukaku was temporarily farmed out on loan by the Blues again for a second successive season despite the striker believing he would be part of the Chelsea squad this term.
His fine form has reportedly alerted Serie A giants Juve, who believe the presence of Lukaku’s new agent could result in a move to Turin in the near future. Italian super-agent Mino Raiola has taken charge of the youngster’s personal life and given his strong connections with the major Serie A clubs, that could see the Old Lady making a surprise bid for the starlet.
Lukaku spent last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion where he netted an impressive 17 Premier League goals and he hoped that would see him given a chance by Mourinho at StamfordBridge but he was instead sent to Goodison Park on deadline day after the Blues failed to offload fellow striker Demba Ba at the 11th hour.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez has confirmed that the young striker will remain with on Merseyside for the entire season and the Belgian is known to be keen to establish himself at Chelsea.
But now Juventus are hoping that Chelsea’s reluctance to give him a chance and his new agent Raiola could open up the possibility of the forward moving to Italy in the near future.
Would the Blues be crazy to let the brilliant young forward leave? Let us know your thoughts below.
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