With Diego Costa’s time with Chelsea looking to be on it’s last legs, with reports indicating he will move on in the summer, Chelsea need to be looking around to find the ideal replacement for the Spaniard.
The usual names will probably appear in the tabloids but there’s one man that fills the bill perfectly, ironically a player who Chelsea let leave Stamford Bridge just a few years ago.
In his time since joining Everton, Romelu Lukaku has established himself as one of the deadliest strikers in the Premier League.
Strong, athletic and with a keen-eye for goal, Lukaku is the perfect replacement for Costa – and Chelsea should move swiftly.
Turning 24 this year, Lukaku has time ahead of him to develop into an even more lethal striker and the opportunity of fighting for trophies and competing at the highest level in European football is something Lukaku will find difficult to turn down.
The price is potentially a sticking point, with Everton likely to demand a healthy profit on the club-record £28m they paid the Blues for his services, but Chelsea have enough in the bank to get a deal over the line and they certainly shouldn’t pinch pennies.
Lukaku is experienced in the Premier League, knows what Chelsea is like behind the scenes and shouldn’t take long to settle back into the rhythm at Stamford Bridge.
If he arrives through the door, then Chelsea surely won’t miss Costa.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!