According to ‘El Confidencial’, the 21 year old Belgian will line up for los Rojiblancos next season as both Atleti and Chelsea have agreed on a loan deal.
The towering striker has been rumoured to be on his way to the Vicente Calderon for some time now and with the departure of Diego Costa, the deal looks more and more likely.
Lukaku has spent the last two seasons out on loan at Premier League clubs West Brom and Everton where he racked up 32 goals in 66 league appearances.
His 6′ 3″ of height combined with his strength make him a formidable opponent for any defender. His goal scoring prowess owes to his clinical nature when it comes to finishing and he should be able to make use of the service that will undoubtedly be provided to him via Koke et al.
Despite his impressive club form, he hasn’t lived up to the hype that has surrounded him at the present World Cup, scoring only once so far against a beleaguered USA side in extra time.
His movement and finishing have come under criticism so far but it is only natural for a player so young to feel the weight of expectation.
The transfer type, a loan, has also been resented by many Atletico Madrid fans as they feel that the club has become a conveyor belt for talent who will eventually end up leaving.
Additionally, many fans displayed their desire for the permanent transfers of players such as Alvaro Negredo, Mario Mandzukic among others.
Although a loan deal wouldn’t be ideal, the acquisition of Romelu Lukaku would nonetheless be positive as he is one of the best young strikers in the world.