Premier League transfers: Here’s why Spurs should sign Romelu Lukaku

It’s been only a couple of days since Spurs legend Harry Kane swapped London for Munich, but fans are already wondering how the club would look like without their beloved striker leading the charge. Kane already made his debut for the Bavarian giants in the 0-3 loss against RB Leipzig in the DFL-Supercup final.

Harry Kane has moved on with his four-year deal with Bayern, it’s time for Tottenham Hotspur to do as well.

There are plenty of players on coach Ange Postecoglou’s radar, but finding a suitable replacement for a player of Harry Kane’s caliber is no easy task. The good news for Spurs fans is that whoever the board deems worthy to fill in Kane’s shoes, the financial part of the deal is guaranteed. After all, Harry Kane’s €100m transfer to Bayern significantly increased Tottenham’s maneuverability on the transfer market.

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It seems that Romelu Lukaku is the most likely to partner up with Heung-min Son and Dejan Kulusevski next season. The Chelsea outcast was connected with a possible move to Juventus in the summer of 2023 but nothing is official just yet. Tottenham Hotspur already reached out to the Blues from London who’ll most likely demand a €35m-40m offer for their player.

There are many advantages to having such a player on your team. This is where we analyze the most significant ones.

Why Tottenham should sign Romelu Lukaku

Harry Kane-shaped hole in attack

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As we mentioned earlier, the 30-year-old Spurs legend is no longer part of the club. He is now strutting his stuff at Allianz Arena, so Spurs chairman Daniel Levy shouldn’t waste any more time. An adequate replacement should be transferred sooner rather than later.

Luckily, Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane are quite similar in physique and style of play. Moreover, they are both 30, meaning they both have more or less the same level of experience. Lukaku would fit in coach Ange Postecoglou’s strategy like a glove.

Tottenham Hotspur opened their 2023/24 Premier League campaign with a match at Brentford Community Stadium. And while the team did score twice, the lack of attacking punch was noticeable. James Maddison was carrying out basically every attack while the rest of his teammates didn’t have that much vision to finish the attacks.

And if Romelu Lukaku is adept at doing one thing in particular, it’s how to score goals. With such creative threats as Maddison, Son, and Kulusevski behind him supplying cut-throat passes, Romelu Lukaku’s goal tally for Spurs would quickly reach double digits.

Lukaku thrives under pressure

Does anyone know how many teams has Romelu Lukaku played for throughout his career? We’ll spare you the search – it’s six. Seven, if you count the Belgian national team.

Romelu Lukaku’s professional career began in Belgium where he made a name for himself with the Anderlecht jersey. Scoring 33 in 73 official appearances for Anderlecht is what caught the eye of Russian businessman Roman Abramovic. Lukaku arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2011 where he undertook a couple of season-long adventures with West Bromwich Albion and Everton. Both were fruitful as he scored a total of 32 goals!

The Toffees enjoyed Lukaku so much that they even poached him away from Chelsea. With the Everton jersey, Lukaku made 110 appearances scoring 53 times.

As you probably know, he was then featured in Manchester United and Inter Milan’s starting XI only to return to Stamford Bridge in 2021. Wherever Lukaku goes, he scores. He’d need no time to acclimate to his new surroundings at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. And given that the 2023/24 Premier League season already began, such a quality in a Harry Kane replacement is vital.

Lukaku’s transfer would not break the bank

American businessman Todd Boehly already spent a fortune on new purchases this season. The likes of Christopher Nkunku, Axel Disasi, Nicolas Jackson, Lesley Ugochukwu, Robert Sanchez, and Brazilian prodigy Angelo cost the team a whopping €207m.

Sure, the club also sold plenty of players already, but seeing as Romelu Lukaku is deemed unworthy to wear the blue jersey, why not spare yourself of his wage? Chelsea would be more than eager to let go of their unwanted player for a €40m or even €30m deal. And given that Tottenham made over €100m by selling Kane, Daniel Levy can certainly afford to sign the Belgian goalscorer and make Spurs’ fans happy. Moreover, Lukaku’s basic wage would be half of what Harry Kane used to get. Signing Romelu would definitely be a bargain and a half!