In Sergio Aguero, Manchester City have one of the best strikers in the world and probably the most lethal in the Premier League.
The Argentine forward has scored seven goals in an injury-plagued season, featuring in just nine of the 15 league games so far.
In his absence, the Citizens have called upon Wilfried Bony, who was signed from Swansea last January in a move believed to be worth £30 million. Since that deal, though, he has scored only four Premier League goals and fallen short of what is required to be Aguero's understudy.
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Step forward, Romelu Lukaku.
It may seem like a strange move, but if Lukaku were to move to City, it would benefit both parties.
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Manuel Pellegrini has made no secret of his frustration with his side’s injury problems, and Aguero’s injury niggles will undoubtedly be at the heart of his disappointment.
With the massively inflated prices of the current transfer market, Everton will likely demand a fee of around £50 million for Lukaku. Despite the restrictions of Financial Fair Play, City’s billionaire owners should have no objections with signing Everton's young striker.
Difficult to believe, given he seems to have been around for so long, but the Belgian is still only 22-years-old. If he keeps working hard and scoring goals at the rate he is, he could soon emerge as one of Europe's best strikers.
A move to City would be ideal for Lukaku too given his desire to play in the Champions League.
Lukaku’s talent makes him perfect for a side of City’s stature. He has all the traits of a young Didier Drogba, and as we saw from the Ivorian’s time at Chelsea, such a style of play can prove successful at both domestic and European level.
Lukaku has showcased his undeniable ability for Everton this season, scoring league 11 goals, second only to Jamie Vardy in the top flight of English football.
Over the same period of time, Bony has scored only twice for City. Imagine how Lukaku would thrive with the likes of David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne supplying him.
A world-class striker albeit, Aguero's injuries render the Argentine unreliable, but with Lukaku amongst their ranks, City could achieve sustained success for years to come.