Manchester City is again strongly associated with a move for Inter striker Romelu Lukaku, and the Belgian could be the successor to the dreams of Sergio Aguero on the side of Pep Guardiola.
What’s the word?
According to the Italian newspaper Calcio Mercato, Guardiola wants the Belgian international at the Etihad next season and even sees similarities between the former Manchester United striker and Aguero, who leaves City in the summer when his contract expires.
The report suggests that Guardiola believes Lukaku and Aguero share the same goal-scoring instincts, while both are effective in connecting the game, which would obviously suit City’s way of playing.
Would it be a good signature?
While Lukaku may not be the most popular choice for many City fans due to his time at Manchester United, which many consider a failure, his form in the Premier League with the Red Devils was not exactly bad and you feel this problem behind the scenes in this club played a huge role in his attempt to present himself at his best.
In 96 appearances for Old Trafford, the powerful striker contributed 42 goals and 13 assists, while impressing in his other spells in the Premier League with West Brom and Everton.
Will Lukaku be a good replacement for Aguero?
There were questions about his engagement at times at United, but former manager Jose Mourinho quickly ruled that out, saying:
“So when I tell an attacker, ‘Go there and get the job done,’ then he’s a sergeant.” He is a person you can trust. His attitude is phenomenal. “
After moving to Inter, however, he proved to be a true world-class striker, scoring 61 goals and providing 15 assists in 92 appearances for I Nerazzurri.
This season, he has managed 21 goals and 10 assists in 33 league appearances, averaging an excellent 7.48 rating, which put Antonio Conte’s side on the brink of a Serie A title, so it seems clear that he has the ability to score goals should he move to the Etihad this summer.
If Guardiola desperately wants Lukaku as his replacement for Aguero this summer, then City sporting director Txiki Begiristain must do everything he can to attract him, as he could prove to be a huge success for the Spanish manager next season.
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