Peter Crouch has told Inter Milan and Belgium top Striker Romelu Lukaku to consider returning to Chelsea as he would ‘fit in well’ at Stamford Bridge and thrive under Blues manager Thomas Tuchel.
Lukaku spent three years at West London Club earlier in his career but only made 15 appearances for the club before being sold to Everton.
However, Lukaku has since developed into one of the best strikers in the world, scoring 64 goals in 95 matches for Inter Milan last season and helping Antonio Conte’s side win the Serie A title.
Lukaku has continued his fine form during Euro 2020, netting three goals in four games to help Belgium progress to the quarter-finals.
The 28-year-old intend to stay at Inter Milan beyond this summer but former England international Peter Crouch believes a move back to Chelsea could suit.
‘Romelu Lukaku has to be a target for Premier League clubs, without a doubt. Crouch told the Paddy Power.
‘Look at the money you’d have to spend to get Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe or even Harry Kane. It would cost a lot less to get Lukaku, yet he’s a banker for Premier League goals.
‘He gets better every season and I wouldn’t bet against him winning the Euros Golden Boot now. Belgium are a top side and he’s going to get more goals.
‘The obvious English destination is Chelsea, though. He’d fit in there. They’ve got pace, which suits him, willing runners, and they’d have an abundance of ability around him.
‘He’s been at Chelsea before and I think he’s got something to prove there. I could see him being a good fit under Thomas Tuchel.
‘Similarly, if Chelsea sign Erling Haaland, they are title contenders without a doubt. They’ve got a squad capable of a title challenge and will have confidence after winning the Champions League.
‘If they get Haaland, they’re 100% in it. It’s going to be a fascinating season to see if anyone can topple Manchester City.’