Arsenal are keeping tabs on Romelu Lukaku’s little brother
Romelu scores his 859th goal of the season
Recently, the Daily Mail has got into a habit of picking at random teenage stars prophesied a future greatness by the Harry Redknapp’s Football Manager series, and tenuously linking them to Arsenal.
Today’s Emirates-bound wonderkid is 17-year-old Anderlecht striker Romelu Lukaku, who Arsene apparently plans to ensare via his younger brother Jordan.
Unlike Tonton Zola Moukoko, 6ft 5in Lukaku is one player who probably will reach the dizzy heights predicted of him by FM.
Having bagged 121 goals in 87 youth team games for Anderlecht, Romelu finished top goalscorer at the age of 16 (srsly) in his first full season in Belgian top flight last year.
Says the Mail:
Real Madrid and Chelsea are firm favourites for the 17-year-old striker, however, Arsenal have watched Romelu’s younger brother Jordan, who plays at left-back for Anderlecht and Belgium U17s, and his parents are keen for the brothers to be together should they depart Belgium.
Wouldn’t get too excited though, Gunners fans: Romelu appears to be a diehard Chelsea fan and proudly lists Didier Drogba as one of his idols.
Tomorrow in your Daily Mail, “Wenger linked with Belgian starlet Mats Rits, writes off Marco Verratti as ‘too small for the Premier League’” </crap FM in-jokes>