Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Former West Ham striker Frank McAvennie has urged Premier League facet Tottenham Hotspur to not signal Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian has been linked because the alternative for Harry Kane this summer time.

Stories in Italy recommend Tottenham need to make the most of Juventus’ delay in coping with Chelsea to signal Lukaku. Spurs supervisor Ange Postecoglou desires a striker this summer time and the Belgian is without doubt one of the names talked about.

Chelsea supervisor Mauricio Pochettino has no plans so as to add Lukaku to his squad this season and made him avoid the first-team coaching. The ahead was additionally left behind in Cobham for the pre-season tour of the USA.

McAvennie believes Tottenham are making a mistake by focusing on Lukaku, as he advised Soccer Insider:

“That may be a nasty transfer for Tottenham. I can not see the Spurs supporters warming as much as the switch if he was to reach. He is been throughout Europe and hasn’t achieved something and I feel it will be the identical story if he was to go Tottenham.”

He added:

“I really like folks to show me mistaken, however possibly his finest days are behind him and, and I am not being humorous however the sum of money these guys make, does Spurs need to threat such an essential switch? I do not know if he is received that fireplace in his stomach, you recognize, when he got here again to Chelsea a few seasons in the past he has by no means been the identical participant that he was at Inter Milan.”

Inter Milan had been main the race to signal Lukaku however opted out after they came upon the striker was additionally in talks with Juventus.

Former Manchester United striker backs Tottenham to signal Chelsea star

Whereas Frank McAvennie believes Romelu Lukaku can be a nasty signing for Tottenham, former Manchester United participant Dwight Yorke has disagreed. He believes that the striker is sweet sufficient to be enjoying for a prime 6 facet and even backed his former membership to signal him.

Talking to OLBG, Yorke claimed that Lukaku can nonetheless get any membership 15-20 targets a season and ought to be a superb decide:

“Romelu Lukaku is totally nonetheless adequate to play for a top-six membership. I feel Man United or Tottenham ought to take Lukaku on a short-term mortgage deal and conform to pay a specific amount of his wages. As a lot as folks say about Lukaku, he has a really spectacular goalscoring file and he does not get as a lot credit score as he deserves.”

Chelsea striker Lukaku performed 96 matches for Manchester United throughout his spell at Previous Trafford. He completed with 42 targets and 13 assists earlier than heading to Inter Milan.

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