Romelu Lukaku wants to stay at Chelsea and is hoping his late season form earns him a second chance under Thomas Tuchel next term.
What has Romelu Lukaku’s form been like this season?
Lukaku, 28, was signed from Inter Milan for £97.5million last summer and was seen as the missing piece that could drive the Blues back to the Premier League title. It has not gone to plan but Lukaku does not want to give up on becoming a success story at Chelsea.
There is a feeling that he often does not fit into the style of play Tuchel wants to use yet when Chelsea do play to his strengths he can be a real asset. His goal at Leeds United on Wednesday night was just his eighth this season in the Premier League, with an overall total of 15 from all competitions.
It is not the output that was expected of him yet before the Wolverhampton Wanderers game, when Lukaku scored twice, he had not played 90 minutes of league action in almost three months.
What’s the latest news on Lukaku’s Chelsea future?
Chelsea are currently formalising their takeover process and once the situation is cleared up, Lukaku’s future will become a priority for Tuchel, Lukaku and the Chelsea board.
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Until now it has been considered that there will surely be no future for him at Stamford Bridge – particularly in light of the infamous interview he gave Italian TV earlier in the season – yet sources close to the player are indicating that he hopes he is proving that he is worth sticking with.
Why did Lukaku re-sign for Chelsea?
Lukaku was delighted to rejoin Chelsea last summer and hoped he could even spend the remainder of his career with them.
He was previously with the club between 2011 and 2014 but found first team chances hard to come by and spent time on loan at West Bromwich Albion and Everton, before moving to Goodison Park on a permanent deal.
He then spent two years at Manchester United, before joining Inter Milan and was Serie A top goalscorer as his side landed the Italian league title.