Romelu Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello has disclosed that he intends to hold talks with the new Chelsea owner about the future of the 29-year-old striker.
The Belgian striker has failed to live up to expectations after his 98 million pounds return to Stamford Bridge.
The 29 years old striker seems to have found his goal scoring form scoring three goals in two Premier League starts in a space of six.
Despite his struggles with injuries and off-field issues, Romelu Lukaku is Chelsea’s top goalscorer this season with 15 goals in all competition including 8 goals in the Premier League.
Thomas Tuchel after the Chelsea win over Leeds expressed his excitement about the fact Lukaku is nearing his best goal form.
He said: “It’s always the right time to find a rhythm. I’m happy he scored again and he wanted to stay on the pitch to get his goal. I’m happy as well for Puli (Christian Pulisic) and Mason (Mount) that we were decisive with the offensive players. This is important for them because it gives them confidence.”
Lukaku is gradually winning his way back into the Chelsea starting eleven after impressing in his recent start for Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel was quoted as he left Romelu Lukaku on to play the full ninety minutes against Leeds United because he wanted to get on the score sheet.
Tuchel said: “We asked him how he felt because after 75 minutes, for a heavier player with a big physical input after two matches, maybe it was good to go out. But I was aware he did not have his goal. Puli and Mason already scored so we left him on the pitch to try to get his goal and we’re happy with how that worked.”
What was said:
Romelu Lukaku’s agent Federico Pastorello said via Matt Law: “I’m not the one to discuss technical choices, but it is obvious that there was a problem. The numbers, however, must be weighed: he [Romelu Lukaku] is the best scorer of the team this season, even with a lower playing time compared to his teammates.
“The situation must be carefully evaluated. Now there’s a Champions League spot to secure and the FA Cup final: Romelu is totally focused on that, we have not talked about anything else.
“It’s nonsense to speculate on negotiations: Chelsea have just defined the takeover of the club, we still don’t know our new interlocutors, let alone if we can hypothesize talks with Inter, AC Milan, or whatever. We have to be patient and wait.”
The Belgian striker had found his form at a very good time as Chelsea prepared to face Liverpool on Saturday in the Final of the FA Cup.
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has expressed his desire to coach in the Premier League one day.
The 37 years old defender told the Telegraph: “I’ve always thought I just want to stay in football and if I do, then it will be as a coach because I don’t see myself as a sporting director or in a role further removed from the pitch.”
“I’ve worked with really great coaches in my career and I’ve learned an awful lot – people like (Thomas) Tuchel, Tite with the national team, Carlo Ancelotti.
“These are the guys who have been very, very present in my career.
“So if I can take a little bit from all of them, then that would be what I would like to do.
“And, obviously, I would love to coach in England as well. It’s a country where I feel really at home and it would be an incredible opportunity to coach here too.”
One thing Thiago Silva must know is that all successful players become good coaches.
The likes of Alan Shearer, Tony Adams, Roy Keane, Paolo Di Canio, and Gary Neville have failed when they are given opportunities to sit at the dugout.