Opinion

Romelu Lukaku flourishing in his early days with Roma

Roma's Belgian midfielder #90 Romelu Lukaku applauds at the end of the UEFA Europa League Group G day 3 football match between AS Roma and Slavia Prague at the Olympic stadium on October 26, 2023 in Rome. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP) (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP via Getty Images)
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It hasn’t taken long for Romelu Lukaku to endear himself with Roma supporters following his summer loan move from Chelsea this past summer.

Following his shocking move to the Italian capital late in the transfer window, the Belgian appears to be a man on mission this season. He seems determined to prove his critics, such as Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, wrong and cement his place among the world’s best strikers.

A Hot Start

Lukaku took almost no time to settle into life in the Italian capital, scoring 8 goals in 10 appearances across all competitions thus far in the early season. His sensational form has led many to flock to sportsbooks like 32Red to bet on the Belgian finishing top of the Serie A scoring charts.

He’s currently tied for third with Fiorentina’s Nico Gonzalez and Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi with 5 league goals. Though, he’s still got a lot of work to do if he wants to catch former teammate Lautaro Martinez, who leads Serie A with 11 goals in nine games.

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At nearly every club he has been a part of, Lukaku has consistently made a swift and significant impact throughout his career.

His ability to score vital goals under pressure earned him a reputation as a big-game player. However, it was at Inter, under the management of Antonio Conte, where he truly reached new heights. In the 2020/21 season, he played an instrumental role in guiding the Nerazzurri to their first Serie A title in over a decade. His goals not only secured victories but also shattered records, solidifying his status as one of the most prolific forwards in the world.

Despite his success with the club, Lukaku will encounter a hostile environment this weekend when Roma travel to Milano to face-off against Inter at the San Siro. The reason?

Many Inter supporters felt betrayed by the Belgian when he opted against returning to the club after he returned from Chelsea for the 2022/23 season.

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