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Arsenal linked with big money move for striker

Posted on June 21, 2016 by David Nugent

According the Metro, Arsenal are interested in signing Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku this summer, with even claims that the Gunners have already opened talks with the Toffees about signing the former-Chelsea star.

Lukaku has enjoyed a mixed Euro 2016 with Belgian, producing a poor display against Italy, before scoring a brace against Republic of Ireland last time out.

Is highly-prolific in the Premier League

There is no doubt about it Lukaku is capable of being prolific in the Premier League, as for the past four seasons Lukaku has been impressive in front of goal, despite only being 23-years-old. He was the first player under the age of 21 to reach 50 Premier League goals.

He was prolific for the Toffees in a disappointing campaign last season, scoring 18 times in the Premier League and 25 times in all competitions.

Some question marks over his character

No doubt Lukaku has talent, but he has a tendency to come out in the media air his grievances or his wishes. He keeps telling people how good he is and seems to crave attention.

A run of ten games without a goal at the end of the campaign proved that he is not the super striker he believes he is. His control at times is sloppy and his work-rate is also questionable at times. He is definitely not yet the complete striker that the striker himself believes he is.

A massive transfer fee

A fee of around £65million has been mooted for the former-Chelsea striker and super pest, I mean agent Mino Raiola has stated that only European superpowers and the top teams in the Premier League can afford the fee for the striker, as Everton do not need to sell the striker, after the arrival of former-Arsenal shareholder Farhad Moshiri as the clubs majority shareholder.

Whether Arsenal’s spend-thrift French boss Arsene Wenger would shell out that sort of money on one player is highly-doubtful. Arsenal needs a striker and Lukaku is regarded as one of the most promising in the European game.

However, the fee would be a massive one and for a player who still has a lot of improving to do, especially when he plays in the big games. For that sort of fee you would expect to get a world-class striker and although Lukaku may be very good, he is not quite in the world-class bracket just yet.

Would Romelu Lukaku be worth signing for £65million?

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