They say opportunity doesn’t come but once, but not in Chelsea’s case. The Blues have a second chance to re-sign former striker and Belgium international, Romelu Lukaku after having lost him to Everton few seasons ago. The 22-year-old proved to be the only difference during the weekend when both sides clashed in the F.A Cup Quarter Finals. His brace dumped out Chelsea of their only title chance this season, and Roman Abrahamovich can only wish he never allowed the star forward go.
The Russian however has a chance to right the club’s wrong by Summer, as the Everton’s coach, Roberto Martinez admitted when asked about the Merseyside club’s chances of keeping big clubs off the back of players like Lukaku,
“Not really, no. If Manchester United cannot keep Cristiano Ronaldo, that is a sign of a modern game. If you sell a player for those sorts of amounts, you can get the benefit of adding three or four players.”
Romelu arrived the Goodison Park on loan in 2013 from Chelsea but was finally sold in 2014 at 28 million Pounds after he was considered surplus to the Blues’ striking department. Currently on 25 goals across all competitions, 10 ahead of Chelsea’s Costa, the Blues really missed a big trick by letting him go.
But for double the price he was sold (56 million Pounds), they might just get their gem back for the coming season, as Everton won’t be able to keep him with such money thrown at them. The young forward is all Drogba, and with the club failing to replace the African goal machine, getting Lukaku is the best bet if they are to reclaim lost glories next season. With Bayern Munich and PSG willing to pay the player’s price tag, Chelsea have got big competitions to see off. The player’s willingness to return to the Stamford Bridge might, however, be the saving grace for Chelsea ahead of what promises to be a competitive Summer transfer market for the Belgium international’s signature.