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Romelu Lukaku sale makes no sense for Chelsea

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Romelu Lukaku’s Chelsea career seems to be over before it has ever really got going, if reports are to be believed. The London Evening Standard has reported that Atletico Madrid are closing in on the big Belgian as a replacement for their outgoing striker, Diego Costa, who is on the verge of joining Lukaku’s current club.

Whilst this looks like a great piece of business on Atletico’s behalf I for one think it is a huge mistake for Chelsea to be letting the talented youngster go. He has been Chelsea’s most potent striker of the past two seasons, despite being out on loan at West Brom and Everton.

What is is puzzling is that Mourinho would reportedly sanction a huge transfer for Costa before giving game time to a player who is almost a carbon copy of the striker who made the
Special One’s first spell at Stamford Bridge so successful: Didier Drogba. The similarities between Drogba and Lukaku are hard to miss. Both are powerfully built and strong in the air, but with good feet and a decent turn of pace. Lukaku, like Drogba, is adept at holding the ball up which is something Fernando Torres & Co. failed to do all season.

Another reason I find it strange that Chelsea would let Lukaku leave is that fact that he is proven in the Premier League. He has scored double figures in the last two seasons. Whilst I have no doubt that Costa will be able to find the back of the net, surely it would make sense to hold on to a reliable source of goals when your only other options look like being Torres and Demba Ba, both of who came in for criticism from Mourinho throughout last season.

It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will miss a player who has rarely kicked a ball in anger for them but I for one believe that should the move go ahead then it is a shrewd bit of business for the La Liga champions.

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