Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknap, writing in his column for the London Evening Standard, has pointed out the striker who could replace Diego Costa at Chelsea, should the Spaniard leave Stamford Bridge to join Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Quanjin.
Speaking about Everton star and former Blues’ striker Romelu Lukaku, Redknapp said: “He has that same physical presence as Costa and would be the most obvious fit if Conte is going to stick with playing one up front next season. But if Lukaku does sign, it will be another case of a player leaving for next to nothing only to be re-signed a few years later for a silly amount”.
“Alvaro Morata is the other striker Chelsea have been linked with and he’s a top player but his injury record would make you wonder if he can cope with the demands of English football, playing every three days”.
Then he added: “Lukaku knows the League well which is another reason they like him but Morata has a track record of scoring goals at the highest level. We don’t know whether Lukaku can. He has all the attributes to do it and I can see him being successful but replacing Costa with him is still a step into the unknown”.