Chelsea wrong to let Lukaku go on loan to Everton

Chelsea wrong to let Lukaku go on loan to Everton


Chelsea have allowed young striker Romelu Lukaku to join Everton on a season-long loan on the transfer deadline day, after the Blues signed Samuel Eto’o from Russian club Anzhi and were further willing to let Ba move elsewhere on loan.


Arsenal were thought to be interested in signing the Senegal international, however, with Chelsea demanding £3 million loan fee for the striker, the deal didn’t materialize and in the end the London giants decided to send Lukaku on loan to the Merseyside club.

Well, the prodigiously gifted Belgian is only 20 and time is with him to develop himself as a strong player. From that sense, ideally, a loan move is not a bad decision.

But, this season started with a promise of something different for him. After enjoying a spectacular loan spell with West Bromwich Albion last season, where he scored 17 league goals, Lukaku developed as a fine striker under the tutelage of Steve Clarke, and further impressing everyone in the pre-season too; it seemed like this was going to be a breakthrough season for him.

Even he had got the backing of his manager when Mourinho revealed that the kid was an integral part of his plans. It seemed strange and odd that despite such high praises and some sort of promise that he will be given regular first team opportunities, the youngster wasn’t allowed to grow within the club, at the expense of a veteran striker, no matter how good he is or was.

And secondly, why Everton? It was understood that West Brom were also interested in re-signing him. Why not send him there? Under the watchful guidance of Clarke, a man who was once the right hand of Mourinho and helped the youngster to mature beyond his age, Lukaku would have easily adapted to the known surroundings, which could have eased and continued his progress lot better.

At West Brom, he would have commanded regular or frequent starting line-up berth, but at Everton, he is already by default the third choice striker behind Nikica Jelavic and Arouna Kone. He has to do it all again and under a new set of system and coaching methods, who knows he might not even impress Roberto Martinez as well. The decision doesn’t seem a smart one and can backfire completely.

Have Chelsea made the right decision by allowing Lukaku to join Everton on a season long loan? Have your say below…

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  1. Few facts!
    1.Lukaku isn’t good enough to be a starter at Chelsea yet.
    2.Lukaku is just 20 and there’s alot more older Chelsea players on loan.
    *Lukaku is just 20 theres alot more years for him to play.
    3.20 years old need game time ,and Lukaku can make a starter at Everton.
    4.Lukaku is much better now then he was before leaving to albion suggesting that the Loan helped him and another one will help him even more.
    5.Courtois is returning next season and him and Lukaku will have easier time fitting in the team after KDB and Hazard became regulars showing not them the way ,and Lukaku won’t be alone on the “boat”.
    6.Eto’o is a one year deal man and most likely wont be here next season and so is Ba which leaves alot more room for Lukaku next season.
    *i can go on and on but really the only thing thats bad here is that the fans don’t want to wait another year for him.

    • And Everton is a better choice then Albion Lukaku will get a different experience there ,see the BPL from a different team a better team He was at Albion now he needs to learn something new plus when you surrounded by better players you become better.

    • You could go on and on talking nonsense? The fact is Mourinho does not integrate younger players, and doesn’t rotate enough to keep squad players happy. That’s why he usually flames out by year three then moves on. He is a mercenary who is a cancer to the team. And I could go on and on too! Look at Luiz and Mata sitting on the bench. And how about Van Ginkel and Aspi? Are we better off today without moses and Lukaku. I say no. Pathetic!

  2. No it was’nt d right decision d blue would have sent Ba on loan because lukaku impress in his loan spell up blue 4 life d blues never dies

  3. 3rd choice don’t think so, he’ll be straight in the side as our forward are rubbish atm! Great signing!

  4. So now we are left with Ba & Torres. Two underperforming supposedly Premiership strikers. What! a Joke. Why Oh! Why couldn’t we have shipped one of them out instead of Lukaku. Another young striker whose development is being blocked. Neither Ba or Torres will perform any better than they did last season.

  5. To all who think mourinho is not helping matters by letting leave, i wanna say you are wrong, i hate to see lukaku being benched because of the big names we have…mou has made no mistake by allowing him to go develop elsewhere besides they both agreed on the move with lukaku the initiator. Lukaku will be back as a better player for us next season. Welbeck had to go on loan to develop so i see no reason why lukaku shldnt do same…

  6. Pathetic article and pathetic argument. If he is good enough, which he showed he was last year, Lukaku will become the number one striker very quickly at Everton. It is a good move for him – he might learn how enjoyable it is to play with real down to earth footballers and not money grabbing, arrogant mercenaries!

  7. Lukaku, mc’carthy, and barry are great signings for the blues. Best bit of business of deadline day. Coyb

  8. Glad to get rid of victor anichebi,and to get 6million for him is fantastic. And to hold out and get 27.5 million for fellaini which is well more than he’s worth all I can say is well do everton f c. We have really improved the sqaud now and can get up the table were we belong. Coyb.

  9. Read any thread on on the subject and you’ll know why he came to Everton:
    1. Kevin Mirallas
    2. Mourinho told him he should go. That’s from the horses mouth by the way , not speculation.
    PK. COYB

  10. Has anybody stopped to consider the possibility that mourinho is cleverer than we already know he is? Chelsea will have agreed with Everton that lukaku can’t play against his parent club. So why not let him go to Everton who always finish 5-7th? There is a fair chance he will score against Chelsea,s main rivals of spurs, man utd, man city, and arsenal, with the possibility of Everton pinching points against those teams? Chelsea know Everton are a not a rival, so could it be a mourinho masterstroke???

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