Ian Wright has a pretty bizarre reason for preferring Romelu Lukaku over Alvaro Morata

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One of the main themes of the summer transfer window was the Premier League big boys bringing in a whole host of immense striking talent.

Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus Harry Kane and Roberto Firmino have now been joined by Romelu Lukaku, Alvaro Morata and Alexandre Lacazette in the battle between the undisputed top six.

So far, all of the big names have hit the ground running, with Lukaku and Morata leading the goal scoring charts with six a piece.

The two big-money signings have been fantastic, filling the enormous voids left by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Diego Costa.

Picking between the two is a difficult task indeed, with each possessing a different skill set which they have used to devastating effect so far in 2017/18.

However, well-known BT Sport pundit Ian Wright has had a go at picking between the two and he came to the conclusion that he would pick the Manchester United man.

But, his reason for choosing the former Everton man is pretty strange, particularly when put into context.


Writing in his exclusive Sun column, he said: "Yet if I had to take just one of the pair it would be Lukaku — simply because he has such a massive improvement still to come."


Now, both Lukaku and Morata are 24, meaning that their peak years are still theoretically ahead of them, so why would the Belgian be the only one to have a massive improvement still to come?

The Spaniard has shown a huge level of improvement down the years since he burst onto the scene as a youngster at Real Madrid.

In his one season with Juventus, Morata was one of the finest strikers in the world, scoring in the Champions League final and forging a lethal partnership with Carlos Tevez.

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He then went to enjoy a fruitful spell on his return to Los Blancos last season, scoring virtually every time he got the chance to step on the pitch.

Lukaku, of course, was lethal with the Toffees but it seems odd that Wright would pick him on the basis he has given.

The only certain thing this season is that the race for the Premier League Golden Boot may be the most closely fought battle ever witnessed in the division.

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