Romelu Lukaku a must-have striker in Premier League fantasy sides
Romelu Lukaku had a mammoth price tag to live up to when arriving at Manchester United this past summer, having left former club Everton for an incredible £75 million.
However, that hasn’t affected the Belgium international striker at all, as he continues to fire in goal after goal for his new employers Man United in the Premier League and other competitions.
The now 24-year-old frontman has put himself in line to win the top-flight Golden Boot this season, although he will be more interested in firing his current side to the English title with his impressive scoring feats.
His clinical form in front of goal so far this season has seen Manchester United rise to 11/4 second-favourites in the football betting to go on and lift the Premier League trophy for the first time since 2012 and since Sir Alex Ferguson retired from the club.
Meanwhile, it’s Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City who are seen as the front-runners for success outright this current campaign, after going on a strong surge of form and scoring goals for fun so far under their highly regarded Spanish boss.
As is the Belgian’s sublime scoring form for the Red Devils this season, he is certainly one player that cannot be left out of any Premier League Football Fantasy team, it’s that simple.
With goals coming from the in-form poacher each and every week, while having also avoided any serious injury setbacks so far this current term, Lukaku is a must-buy for any hopeful Fantasy League player.
There are plenty of other forwards who are scoring plenty, with the likes of Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Chelsea attacker Alvaro Morata, but Lukaku looks the most likely to maintain his surge for the long-term until May next year.
Lukaku shot to stardom as a youngster in his native Belgium before being snapped up by London outfit Chelsea, though he was given a frustrating lack of opportunities during his time at Stamford Bridge.
A loan spell to Merseyside club Everton followed, and scoring success, too, as the Belgium bulldozer eventually made such a switch permanent.
The young forward then captured the hearts of Toffees’ fans with his strong showings in blue, as he continued to find the target in big games, including against bitter local rivals Liverpool on derby day.
However, with such sublime form and still at such a young age in his career, a bigger club was sure to come in for his services once again.
Despite previous failings at Chelsea, Man United see no problem in forking over a huge amount to land the towering frontman, as they snapped him up in the summer transfer window for £75 million.
It was a deal that boosted the Red Devils massively and they now look more than capable of competing for the Premier League title, a piece of silverware that has eluded them since the great Sir Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford several years back.