Tottenham are preparing to make an offer to Chelsea of £20m for Romelu Lukaku the striker who has returned from the World Cup with Belgium. There could be difficulties which would prevent the deal being completed.
Romelu Lukaku who has had two outstanding seasons in the Premier League while on loan with West Bromwich Albion and Everton has been a top target for Tottenham this summer. Lukaku has made only 15 appearances for Chelsea since signing for the Stamford Bridge club in 2011. The Metro has reported that Lukaku has told Chelsea that he wants to move and with many clubs watching the situation Tottenham with an offer of £20m for Romelu Lukaku are the first club to test the waters.
At The World Cup
Lukaku started the World Cup in the Belgium team as replacement for the injured Christian Benteke and was expected to make a big impression. After two disappointing performances he was substituted early in the second half against Algeria and Russia. He was omitted from the team for the final group match against South Korea but was used as a late substitute against the USA in the last-16.
With the game scoreless, he was introduced as a substitute at the end of 90 minutes, Lukaku made an immediate impression as Belgium scored their opening goal within 3 minutes. He used his strength to out-muscle the US defender and set up the goalscorer. Twelve minutes later Lukaku added the second which proved to be the winner as the US staged a late comeback. He was again introduced as a second half substitute against Argentina but Belgium were unable to pull back the early goal.
Striker for Tottenham
Tottenham are known to have been considering their options for a striker for next season.
While the Metro are reporting Tottenham’s interest and the offer of £20m for Romelu Lukaku, the Daily Express have a report suggesting that the striker is unlikely to be at White Hart Lane next season.
The Express agree that Tottenham will make an offer but they say Lukaku wants to move to a club which can offer Champions League football. There is also a doubt over whether Chelsea would be prepared to sell a player to their London rival.
The desire for Champions League football among top players is again proving an issue for Tottenham as Mauricio Pochettino attempts to strengthen his team for the start of the new season.