The UEFA Champions League champions Chelsea have officially that jersey number 9 is being given to Romelu Lukaku after the departure of Tammy Abraham to Roma this summer.
The 28-year-old Belgium striker returned to Stamford Bridge from San Siro for a £98 million deal. He was initially handed over jersey number 18, but now he is being given jersey number 9 after the departure of their main striker Tammy Abraham to Roma in the summer transfer window.
Moreover, the former Manchester United and Everton center forward Romelu Lukaku is very excited to join the Blues attack again. He is ready to show his goal scoring abilities and leadership qualities in the English Premier League.
Lukaku said,“Yeah I have the number nine shirt, I’m very happy and very fortunate to be in this situation.”
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After the arrival of Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Tuchel’s side is stronger than earlier. Moreover, the team management confirms that Lukaku is fit and ready to go this weekend against the Gunners.
In addition, the Belgium’s record goalscorer was with Chelsea for a span of three years from 2011 to 2014.
“I’ve been training pretty much the whole pre-season. The UEFA Champions League champions Chelsea says officially that jersey number 9 is being given to Romelu Lukaku after the departure of Tammy Abraham to Roma this summer. Now I’m here, it’s time to get to work and focus on working hard. I already have a relationship with most of the players. I’m really happy to be here, and now we’ve got to play as a team.The guys are very hungry to keep winning, and training (on Tuesday) had a good intensity. Everyone wants to keep improving,” said Romelu Lukaku in an interview.
Thereafter, it is going to be an exciting return for Lukaku. As Chelsea fans will be eager to see him back at Stamford Bridge.