The 20-year-old had a frustrating first season at Chelsea following a big money move from Anderlecht and only made a dozen appearances for the West London club without scoring any goals.
Lukaku elected to go out on loan and has gone from strength to strength at West Brom playing regular football and scored 17 goals in 35 league games (15 as sub), whilst making seven assists. To put that into perspective Fernando Torres scored 8 in 36 (8 as sub) and Demba Ba 3 in 14 (3 as sub).
“I have to see. I have to talk with the new manager.
“Chelsea are still my dream club and I want to be successful there. If the new manager has plans for me, I will go there and take my chance.”
So it all depends on who our next boss would be and at this stage there is little room for doubt, it’s Jose Mourinho.
Tony Cascarino spoke on Sky Sports News today and suggested that Mourinho would be a fan of Lukaku, who is the big physical and quick centre forward that the Portuguese manager will prefer but will ultimately decide if the Belgian is ready to lead the line.
Many have suggest that Lukaku should be recalled even if we sign a big-name forward this summer and play as our number two striker but I cannot see this suiting him unless he will be promised that he’ll get more than 30 games, and not 15 minutes here and there for the bench. If he isn’t given assurances then I can only imagine he will be asked to go out on loan once again.
We will have to see what the future holds for the youngster but I’m sure he’ll be given a chance to impose himself during the pre-season, but if he is to go out on loan then he has to remain in the Premier League and would also get European experience at somewhere like Swansea.
Source: BBC Sport