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“I’ll Play here one day”: The vow that a young Romelu Lukaku took, the first time he visited Chelsea

An old footage of Romelu Lukaku has recently emerged on social media recently where the player is seen wearing Didier Drogba’s Chelsea shirt. The footage of the time when Lukaku was a young & he was seen showing his admiration for Chelsea and particularly for their club legend Didier Drogba as he wears his shirt at the Stamford Bridge Stadium.

In the clip, he said: “I have to sit alone here, I have to enjoy this moment on my own.

“One day I’ll play here, you’ll see. The day I play here is the only day you’ll see me cry at home. Other than that, never. Only when I play here.”

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Romelu Lukaku’s History at Stamford Bridge

A young Romelu Lukaku during his initial days at Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 but was unable to secure a place in the first team. He ended up joining West Brom on loan in the year 2012 featuring in only 15 matches for the Blues. The Belgian striker was one of Europe’s most sought-after talents before he made the move to Stamford Bridge and he admitted of his love for Chelsea back in January 2011, seven months before it was confirmed that he would be joining the club. He then went to Everton a year later.

Lukaku then joined the Toffees on a permanent deal, leaving Chelsea with just 15 competitive appearances to his name and no goals. He almost re-joined the club in 2017. But the Stamford Bridge side were unwilling to pay his agent Mino Raiola the same fee as Manchester United, so he moved to Old Trafford.

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How the Blues re-signed Lukaku this Summer Transfer window

Romelu Lukaku receiving the Chelsea jersey from Marina Granovskaia (Director of Chelsea)

The Blues have re-signed the Belgian striker after Inter accepted Chelsea’s bid of £97.5 million earlier this week. Many Chelsea fans are now saying that he has unfinished business in West London and pundits from across the country are now suggesting that this signing can help challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title. The Blues were in search of a striker all summer after Timo Werner struggled in front of the goal last season.

Roman Abramovic was trying to sign Erling Haaland but Dortmund were not willing to led go Haaland and Sancho in the same window. Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspurs will not let Harry Kane join their city rivals. The England striker was heavily linked to Manchester City and Chelsea all summer but Tottenham are not willing to offload the 28-year-old at any cost.

Romelu Lukaku scored 87 goals in 166 games for Everton between 2014 and 2017 and found the net 42 times in 96 appearances during his two years at Manchester United before signing for Inter in 2019. He scored 24 goals in Serie A last season, helping Inter to their first Scudetto in 11 years as the club put an end to Juventus’ nine-year reign as Italian top-flight champions.

Rio Ferdinand recently spoke about the immediate impact Lukaku will have with Chelsea: “Romelu Lukaku guarantees you 20 goals, minimum. He guarantees you that. He’s scored goals wherever he’s been, he’s an elite goal scorer, it’s as simple as that.”

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