Chelsea hero Ray Wilkins does not believe that Romelu Lukaku has the credentials to fill the void left by Blues legend Didier Drogba.
The Premier League holders are on the search for a new marksman this summer with Diego Costa likely to be shown the exit door.Costa, 28, had earned comparisons to Drogba due to his physique and sharp shooting skills, but his time at Stamford Bridge looks to be over after manager Antonio Conte sent him a series of text messages to suggest that he has no future in west London.
With Costa likely to depart, Lukaku has emerged as a potential option to bolster the striking department with Conte being a huge admirer of the player’s talents. Lukaku was the second-highest scorer in the Premier League with 25 goals, and he is now eyeing a new club, where he would have the opportunity of clinching some silverware.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Wilkins admits that Lukaku would be a good addition to the squad, but he is unlikely to capture the glory attained by Didier Drogba, who managed to win over the fans with his winning attitude, he said: “If you look at Chelsea over the last x amount of years, you’ve had the Drog. They will never find another Drogba, he was the best.Then they had Costa and now Lukaku just is a perfect fit. If Costa was to go I think he would be the perfect fit to come into Chelsea.”
Drogba won three Premier League titles with Chelsea between 2004 and 2012 before returning for a final season in 2014/15 where he bagged another winner’s medal. His most prestigious moment would undoubtedly be the 2012 Champions League, where his equaliser in normal time provided Chelsea the momentum to win their first ever European title via penalties.