There was a report out yesterday that Newcastle are ready to bid £19.2M for Anderlecht’s young super-star Romelu Lukaku.
Romelu Lukaku – 17 year-old Belgium wonder-kid
Tottenham have also been monitoring this 17 year-old whiz kid, who is likened to the great Didier Drogba, and thanks to reader lewytoon (these reader names are just great!) for alerting me to this.
The news is that Newcastle already seem to be very busy in the transfer market, and this lad looks like a future super-star, at only 17 years old.
Newcastle scouts, including manager Alan Pardew, have been interested in the Belgium International for a while, and have been tracking him for over a year.
But with Andy Carroll gone, the signing of this 6’3″ young striker could be money well spent by Newcastle – even though the price is said to be a whopping £19.2M (€24M).
Harry Redknapp had been interested in the Belgian in January, but the high price tag seemed to put the Tottenham manager off.
The report also suggests Peter Crouch could end up at Newcastle, to make room for Lukaku at Spurs, but there’s no chance of that, since Peter at 30 is too old, and is the finished product.
Newcastle want to sign young players just like Lukaku, who can improve on Tyneside, and whose transfer market value can rise too.
Of course we have no idea if there is any truth in this story, but it would be an exciting signing for the Newcastle club, and a good one too.
The Antwerp player turns 18 next month, and has 35 goals in 86 appearances for the Belgium club, and he looks like the kind of player who would be an exciting addition to the Newcastle squad, and would be a starter at the club.
Lukaku has already played 9 times with a couple of goals for the Belgium senior side, and he signed a professional contract with Anderlecht when he turned 16 in May of 2009, and made his first team debut just 11 days later.
Let’s know what you think about this potential signing – but we have to think some big clubs would also be interested in this top young player.