The Evolution of Romelu Lukaku

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As we wait for the UEFA Europa League Final today between Sevilla and Inter Milan at 10 pm, we focus on one player who has been exceptionally good in the competition and generally in this year’s football campaign.

The Belgian striker, Romelu Lukaku, has had an excellent debut season at Inter Milan, Italy. The Belgian has proved so many people wrong after his bad season at Manchester United. The forward had received a lot of criticism while at United. He seems to have redeemed himself and settled in well at Inter Milan.

Great run at Inter

He has played 4099 minutes in 50 games, scored 33 goals, and provided 6 assists with a 124mins/goal. This record has been compared to Ronaldo De Lima’s debut season in 1997/98 at Inter. Since Ronaldo De Lima also had 34 goals in 47 games, 5 assists. All in 4099 minutes played with 122 min/goal. Lukaku has had quite the chemistry with Inter Milan players. Moreover, his explosive form seems to be contagious. With Lautaro Martinez, they became the first Duo to score 20+ goals each since Adriano and Obafemi Martins in 2004-2005 campaign. The two have a total of 54 games in all competitions. The Argentine forward has scored 21 goals, provided 6 assists in all competitions. Furthermore, he has now been linked to a move to Barcelona as a replacement for Luiz Suarez.

Romelu Lukaku is now the first player to score in 10 consecutive UEFA Europa League games in history. A record of 18 goals in ten games. Moreover, if he scores in today’s game he will be extending that record. At 27 years, he has a total of 272 career goals, and he now seems unstoppable.

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Professional Career History

On his first season of senior professional football, he scored 41 goals for Anderlecht in the Belgian pro league playing 73 games. He later joined Chelsea in 2011. At Stamford Bridge he only made 10 appearances and 0 goals. In 2012 he went on loan to West Bromwich Albion. At West Brom, he scored 17 goals before joining Everton, where he had one of the best performances in his career. At Meyerside he scored 87 goals. Lukaku moved to United where he scored 42 goals only. He is also Belgium’s all-time top scorer with 52 International Goals. Tonight we see him try to win his first European trophy at RheinEnergieSTADION in Cologne, Germany.

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