Former West Ham forward, Frank McAvennie, has urged Premier League club, Tottenham Hotspur not to sign Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea.
Lukaku, who is not in The Blues’ manager Mauricio Pochettino’s plans this season, has been linked as this summer’s replacement for Harry Kane, who left Tottenham to join Bayern Munich.
According to reports, Tottenham had been looking to take advantage of Juventus’ delay in dealing with Chelsea to sign Lukaku even as his name came up amid the club’s search for a striker this summer.
Speaking amid deliberations, McAvennie believes it would be a bad move should Tottenham sign the Belgium international as he’s been around Europe but is yet to achieve anything.
He told Football Insider; “That would be a bad move for Tottenham. I can’t see the Spurs supporters warming up to the transfer if he was to arrive.
“He’s been all around Europe and has not achieved anything and I think it would be the same story if he was to go Tottenham.
“I don’t know if he’s got that fire in his belly, you know, when he came back to Chelsea a couple of seasons ago he has never been the same player that he was at Inter Milan.”
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Inter Milan sporting director, Javier Zanetti, recently expressed disappointment with Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, saying that he expected the player to “behave differently” regarding his future this summer.
The Serie A club were negotiating to bring Lukaku back on a permanent basis after a successful loan last season.
But talks with Inter have since collapsed and Lukaku could join Inter’s rivals Juventus in a potential swap with Dusan Vlahovic.
“Given what Inter have done for him, we expected him to behave differently, as a professional and as a man. He has the right to go where he wants, of course, but he could have told us that beforehand.
“Nobody is bigger than the club and when building a team, you always have to consider who you are bringing into the dressing room,” Zanetti told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.