Romel Lukaku is a football player from Belgium, who is in favor of English "Everton". He is only 23 years old, and at the moment the athlete is one of the most promising and outstanding young football players of the world. Romelu Lukaku plays at the position of the central striker, is considered a classic center forward.
Romel Lukaku has Congolese roots, but he was born on May 13, 1993 in the Belgian city of Antwerp. Already at the age of six the boy joined the football academy of a small club "Rupel Boom", and in 2003 moved to "Screws". There he spent only one year, since in 2004 he joined the club "Liers". And at the age of 13 Lukaku was able to watch in one of the strongest clubs in the Belgian Championship "Anderlecht". The athlete ahead of time signed a professional contract, as he was incredibly talented.
Already at the age of 15 Romel made his debut for the adult team, playing his first professional match. At the age of 16 he was already a regular base player: he scored nineteen goals in 45 games, and in the next season he scored 20 goals in fifty matches. However, the new season, the 18-year-old talent did not actually start. Romel Lukaku played two matches, marking them with two balls, and was sold to one of the strongest clubs in England - London "Chelsea" - for twenty-two million euros.
Going to Chelsea
Romel Lukaku, whose photos were on the main pages of all European sports publications, was too young to be able to show himself in all its glory in the basic composition. In the first season, the athlete spent only 12 matches, not scoring a single goal. As a result, it was decided to lease him for a year at West Brom, where he scored seventeen goals in 38 matches, demonstrating that he can score a lot not only in Belgium, but also in England.
Returning from the lease, Lukaku began training with the London club and even played three more matches, but it was obvious that no one was going to give him a chance here. Therefore, in the summer of 2013, the Belgian striker was leased to Everton, which paid for this agreement three and a half million euros. The club also had the opportunity to redeem the player at the end of the lease. Romel spent his season in Everton very well: in thirty-three games he scored sixteen goals, making a great impression on the management and fans of the club. So in the summer of 2014 Everton agreed to pay another thirty-five million euros to get a young talent.
Playing for Everton
Romel Lukaku, whose biography took a pretty steep turn, immediately found himself in the starting lineup of Everton. In the first season, as a full-fledged, not rented player, he pinned 20 goals, and in the next raised the mark to 25. This season, the player has played twenty-one matches and scored 12 goals, so that perhaps he will be able to repeat and improve his result. However, the probability is high that Romel will leave the club in the near future. Already last summer there were rumors that the footballer outgrew Everton, and this summer he certainly will move to a more famous and influential club.
National team appearances
At the European Championship in 2016, Lukaku was already a full-fledged forward attacker, he played five matches, but could only differ in one - he took a double to the gate of the national team of Ireland. The last match to date Lukaku for the national team of Belgium was a qualification match against the Estonian national team, in which Romel was noted with two goals and one assists.