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Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea FC Will Decide My Future


Chelsea FC loanee and Everton FC striker Romelu Lukaku is confident and relaxed about his future and knows that Chelsea will have the final say on it. Lukaku spoke to Het Nieuwsblad and said that he is focusing more on playing for Everton than his future with Chelsea or any other club. With Chelsea looking to add another striker in the summer and Lukaku returning, it will be interesting to see what the club decides to do with the young Belgian.

Romelu Lukaku on his future at Chelsea FC:

“We’ll see at the end of the season. I’m focusing on my performances at Everton. I still have a contract until 2016 at Chelsea and I think they’re happy about the way I’m developing. They have the last word, so we shall see what’s happening next.”

The young striker has proven that he is more than capable of performing at the Premier League level and his 13 goals in 29 appearances would lead the scoring charts at Chelsea ahead of Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Torres. He was also shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Year award and shared his disappointment at not being nominated for the senior version of the award.

Lukaku on the PFA nomination and improving his game:

“Next year I want to be on the (PFA) shortlist again, and then I aim to be Player of the Year. I want to go for the double. Next season I hope to make more of my qualities. I try to adapt to my position. If I want to be a complete striker, I have to get through this. It’s a new step. If a manager asks me to play as a target-man in the future, I’m able to do it. In that way, I can become very unpredictable.”

It is time that the goals Lukaku has been scoring in the Premier League in a more direct way than just taking points from their rivals. If he is not the first choice striker then he should be second in the pecking order behind whichever big name the club brings on in the summer. If he does make the PFA list again or if he wins the award, it should be as a Chelsea player not a loanee to some other Premier League club.

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