See what we wrote in regards to the Belgian massive man on this Expertise Scout submit from October 2009.
Expertise Scout: Romelu Lukaku (October 2009)
There was little for Anderlecht to cheer about after a Eight-2 mixture loss to Lyon in August’s Champions League qualifier. So hats off to 16-year-old striker Romelu Lukaku for bringing the grins again to the Brussels membership.
After objectives galore in schoolboy and junior soccer – 250 in 150 video games for Lierse, FC Brussels after which Anderlecht, who he joined on the age of 13 – Lukaku made his first-team debut in Could in its place within the Belgian league title play-off with Commonplace Liege and has not misplaced any momentum this time period, turning into more and more central to educate Ariel Jacobs’ plans and scoring his first senior purpose in a 2-Zero win at Zulte Waregem.
Lukaku – whose father, Roger, performed up entrance for the Democratic Republic of Congo and Belgian golf equipment Seraing, Germinal Ekeren and Mechelen – has all of the expertise to advantage his “Black Pearl” nickname. Fast and highly effective, he shields the ball nicely, is a born predator and has a kick like a mule in each ft.
Lukaku comes throughout as an eminently wise and grounded younger man and the indicators are he’ll keep away from an identical destiny to that of Nii Lamptey, who went from teenage Ghanaian famous person at Anderlecht within the early 1990s to burn-out reject.
“As I play within the first crew, some individuals deal with me like a king,“ he says. “They’re flawed to take action. I haven’t modified and with my dad to advise me I must be in an excellent place to progress.“
Regardless of his membership and Belgium youth and Below-21 commitments, he continues to review diligently at highschool, the place he hopes to remain for one more two years a minimum of. It says a lot for his character and sense of loyalty that he has turned down numerous profitable affords from main European golf equipment, preferring to signal his first professional contract with Anderlecht.
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