Belgium's golden boy, Romelu Lukaku, has finally had his dream come true after he officially signed for Chelsea FC on 18th August 2011.
After much speculation in recent years, the 18-year-old prolific talent arrives at Stamford Bridge with much ambition.
Anderlecht reluctantly let its explosive talent move away, but in the end money has its say.
"It's a dream come true," he told the club's official website. "I dreamed to play here since I was ten years old, thinking about shaking hands with all those players like John Terry and Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba. It's amazing to arrive here in a big club with big ambition. It was just what I was searching for."
The kid seems excited and can't wait to offer his best to contribute to his dream club.
He’s tipped to be the Ivorian beast’s potential successor.
Lukaku added: "I just want to learn and train as much as possible to improve myself and show the coach that when he needs me I am ready. Then I hope to make minutes for the team and be helpful for the team, because the team is the most important thing. If you think positively about the team it will be positive for you."
For those who don't know much about him, at the age of only 16, Anderlecht striker Lukaku finished the 2009-10 Belgian campaign as the league's top scorer with 15 strikes from 33 appearances, despite often being utilised as a substitute. His impact also extended to the Europa League, where, in December 2009, he became the third youngest goalscorer in European club competition when netting against Ajax at the age of 16 years and 218 days.
Romelu Lukaku will wear the No. 18 shirt and will compete with Fernando Torres and Didier Drogba for the forward position in Villas Boas’ three-man attack.
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