EPL Club: Lukaku Handed Number 9 Jersey At Chelsea


Romelu Lukaku, Belgian professional footballer who plays as a forward for English Premier League club, Chelsea,  has been handed number 9 jersey.

The number 9 shirt became free for Lukaku following the departure of England player, Tammy Abraham.

Leakblast.com reports that Abraham left Chelsea to join Roma on a five-year contract.

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel’s believes 28-year old Lukaku could make a good replacement for Abraham and quickly signed the Belgian from Inter Milan on a transfer clause fee of £97.5m.

The former Blues has since had his first training with his new teammates after observing isolation in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.

Speaking about his return to the club, Lukaku told a press conference at his official unveiling that it doesn’t seem as if he’s coming into a new team.

READ ALSO: Chelsea transfer news and rumours: Summer transfer window 2021

Lukaku said: “It feels great to be back. It doesn’t feel like I’m coming into a new team because I’ve been here before and I know a few of the players from before.

“I’m really happy to be here and it’s a good feeling to be joining the European champions. The guys are hungry for more and they want to keep winning. In training yesterday, I could see there was a really good intensity and everyone looked sharp.

“Now I have the chance to join a team that’s very hungry and very ambitious. I can’t wait to add something to this group and I’m excited to get started,” he was quoted by Chelsea’s website.

Watch Leakblast TV channel from around the world

Call Us: +234(0)8080859239
Get us on Whatsapp: +234(0)8181166425


Good  journalism costs a lot of money.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble Endeavor.

By contributing to LeakBlast, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Support LeakBlast


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here