The Chelsea youngster Romelu Lukaku, who is currently on loan at West Brom, has been one of the best teenagers in English football this season.
In fact, he is the highest scoring teenager in Premier league this season, as he has 12 goals to his name. He was initially sent to West Brom in order to gain experience, as he would not be able to get regular first-team football due to the presence of Torres at Chelsea. The Belgian international has managed to outshine several other strikers by scoring 12 goals in the league, as they have helped West Brom sustain their position in the top half of the table.
Due to his successful loan spell, there have been reports that West Brom will be looking at the possibility of keeping Lukaku for another year. However, the manager Steve Clarke has confirmed that the player will be returning to his parent club at the end of the season. Even as the 12 goals look extremely impressive, Clarke has pointed to the fact that most of the appearances have as a substitute. The player found first-team opportunities limited at the European champions last season, especially due to the presence of Drogba and Torres. Lukaku made only one Premier league start – on the final day of the season – for Chelsea.
“He is Chelsea’s player. He belongs to Chelsea and he will go back there in the summer. In the meantime, Clarke thanked Chelsea for allowing Lukaku the chance to impress at another club and work on reaching his potential after finding first-team opportunities initially hard to come by in England. I have never thought it would be possible Chelsea would let him come back next season. He came on a season-long loan and we’re grateful we got him,” said Clarke, whose team face Stoke City during the weekend.