So, who is this Lukaku?
Well, if you have recently played FM, I am sure you will have heard of him. Most of you I am sure have bought him :D. Named Romelu after his father, Ro-ger Me-nama Lu-kaku, it is the striker's close relationship with his dad that has been credited with keeping his feet firmly on the floor in the face of such early acclaim for his ability, that has seen him in the gossip column literally every day. How his father keeps Romelu on the floor is outstanding.
The first thing that I saw when Lukaku came out from the tunnel is that he is big. VERY, VERY BIG. I immediately could tell why so many people have called him the next Didier Drogba - his physique is identical.
What Lukaku can do on the pitch is amazing. He can outmuscle defenders,sprint past them, and win most of the aerial balls. However, he was playing as a lone striker and was trying his best, but I can't help but have a few doubts...
Firstly, Anderlecht are using him in the wrong way. What he is being asked to do is to play up front on his own, recieve long balls and hold the ball up. This won't develop his skills at all. In my opinion, it will be better for Lukaku to move on to a club which can develop his skills more.
Secondly, we have to make sure that all the hype won't get to him. There was a striker a few years back that was going to be the 'next Gary Lineker'. His name? Emile Heskey. Don't get me wrong, he hasn't had a bad carreer, but it wasn't as good as all the hype was making it out to be. I will give you another example: Remember Freddy Adu? Me too. Do you know where he is now? No, I don't either. I think he is at some Turkish or Greek club?
I just hope now he develops his skills and fulfills his potential, because if he does, he can be a legend of the game... but if not, he can join Adu and Heskey as overrated flops. We must not get too carried away.