The performance of Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has recently been under intense scrutiny. The Belgian striker is considered still not performing optimally for Chelsea after being bought expensively from Inter Milan.
Romelu Lukaku joined Chelsea in the summer transfer window of 2021. Chelsea brought Lukaku from Inter for a fee of 115 million euros from Inter Milan.
However, Lukaku’s appearance in the Premier League season 2021/2022 is still not satisfactory. The 28-year-old has only scored five goals in 15 games.
Most recently, Lukaku failed to score again for Chelsea during a 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion. The result made Chelsea stuck in third place in the Premier League standings.
However, the Blues may need to bring in a new striker to improve the Blues’ attack.
It’s interesting to see a row of players who could be the right replacement for Lukaku if he had to leave.
Patrik Schick joined Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2020. The player from the Czech Republic did not take long to become the mainstay of the Bundesliga club.
This season, Schick has performed well with Leverkusen. The 25-year-old has shown impressive sharpness with Die Werkself.
Schick has scored 18 goals in 16 matches in the Bundesliga. He is currently the second top scorer in the league.
Mauro Icardi Mauro Icardi showed his best performance in the uniform of Inter Milan.
Icardi was not the main choice in PSG’s front line under Mauricio Pochettino. He has scored just five goals in 22 games this season.
The Argentine player currently has to compete with a series of great strikers such as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar.
Dusan Vlahovic is currently being talked about in Serie A. Vlahovic appeared brilliant by scoring many goals in a Fiorentina uniform.
Vlahovic has scored 17 goals in 21 matches in Serie A.
Vlahovic’s good performance with Fiorentina made the player glance at other European clubs. Arsenal are reportedly very interested in signing the player in the January transfer window.
Erling Halaand is currently regarded as one of the best young strikers in Europe. He has already scored a lot of goals for Borussia Dortmund, even though he is only 21 years old.
This season, Haaland has scored 22 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund. This makes Haaland a hot property in the transfer market.
Haaland has a contract at Signal Iduna Park until 2024. However, his £66 million release clause will be active when he enters the transfer market next summer.
Harry Kane wanted to leave Tottenham last summer. However, the move did not materialize so the player remained at Tottenham.
Despite his slow start, Kane has scored plenty of goals for Tottenham this season. He managed to collect 13 goals from 29 appearances for Spurs.
Kane is still under contract with Spurs until 2024. However, the interested club seems to have to spend more than 100 million pounds to buy the England captain.