According to the Daily Mirror, Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup, looks likely to pursue his interest in Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a move which ought to excite fans of the South Wales club.
Lukaku has spent the majority of the season on loan at West Brom where he has managed an impressive 13 goals this season – further enhancing the 19-year-old’s reputation amongst Europe’s elite.
Having come to England from his homeland of Belgium for £18 million, a lot was expected of Lukaku in his first season after impressing on numerous occasions for Anderlecht. However, first team appearances at Stamford Bridge were few and far between, which resulted in a loan move to the Hawthorns.
Now, with the season drawing to a close and Lukaku soon to return to his parent club, it looks increasingly likely that the Belgian International will aim to maneuver yet another move away from Chelsea, with the lure of European football being of high importance to him.
Those wishes do indeed pave the way for a move to Swansea City, who secured a place in the Europa League thanks to their Carling Cup triumph over Bradford City. As well as the guarantee and lure of European football, Swansea also boast a brand of football that’s forever recognised throughout the European scene – further credentials in persuading Lukaku that Swansea City are the right fit for him.
If Laudrup was to get his man then it would be a real coup for the Welsh club – a strong individual, with electric speed and a sharp eye for a goal, skills that have already been on show this season.
The Dane is also keen to take the majority of pressure off the lone front man, Michu, whose 17 goals this season have seen him come to the forefront of the list of buys of the season. With Lukaku by his side then that pressure would be reduced greatly and who knows what the pair could possibly conjure up together.
That remains to be seen but all the evidence is there to suggest that Lukaku would be an instant hit at the Liberty Stadium and it’s clear why Laudrup is keen to get his man.