Why Chelsea May regret casting Romelu Lukaku out of Stamford Bridge on loan

Chelsea Football Club and AS Roma have finalized a loan agreement for the acquisition of the prominent striker, Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku is set to undergo a medical examination in Rome before joining forces with the charismatic coach, Jose Mourinho.

This development wasn’t Chelsea’s initial preference for the transfer window. The club initially turned down a loan proposal from Inter Milan, preferring an outright sale of the player. However, as Inter Milan withdrew from the negotiations and Juventus abandoned their pursuit of the striker, Chelsea found themselves with limited options.

Deciding between retaining the highly paid loaned striker or actively seeking a buyer, even if it’s just for another loan, has become a pressing dilemma. The striker in question also delayed a potential transfer to well-funded Saudi Arabian club sides.

Chelsea’s attack is evidently weakened, given Christopher Nkunku’s absence until the next year and Armando Broja not being in peak condition following a significant injury setback last season. This leaves Chelsea with Nicolas Jackson as their sole striker.

Romelu Lukaku had the potential to bring the crucial spark, and his valuable experience could have greatly benefited this youthful Chelsea squad. Mauricio Pochettino’s style of play might have been a better fit for him. However, Chelsea has chosen to allow his departure at a reduced price.

This decision might come back to haunt Chelsea, especially if Romelu Lukaku thrives under Jose Mourinho in the Italian league.