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The £18m Teenager Will Win Mancini the Title

Romelu LukakuNo surprise here then. The Daily Mail are reporting that Manchester City have made an £18million offer for Anderlecht’s teenage sensation Romelu Lukaku.

The 17-year-old Belgian exploded onto the world scene with some exceptional performances. He was the top scorer in the Belgian Pro League last year with 15 goals in 25 games, an astounding achievement for a player of his age.

His development has not gone unnoticed though. Chelsea and Real Madrid have been heavily linked to the striker but Anderlecht are most likely to be swayed by the financial clout of City. That said, Lukaku has made no secret of his aspirations to one day wear the white shirt of Real.

At youth level, Lukaku averaged more goals than games and was often pitted against players much older than him as he quickly advanced through the ranks. Now it would appear that he has the potential to take that through to the top level. Lukaku is envied by a host of top European clubs and would almost certainly be good business should he be able to replicate his immense form in England.

Should there be any weight in the Daily Mail reports, perhaps we can say goodbye to any move for Wolfburg’s Bosnian hotshot, Edin Dzeko. Recent reports have linked Juventus with a big money move for the Bundesliga striker and the Manchester club may have shifted their target.

Check the lad out for yourself in the youtube clip below:

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