Lukaku Touted as the Most Impactful Summer Signing

Romelu Lukaku went from scapegoat to hero in the recent Lecce game, atoning for an early missed PK with a great goal in the final minutes. He has been the most effective summer purchase in Serie A so far, Il Messaggero relays (via MSN).

According to the chart put together by Transfermarkt, the Belgian is unrivaled at the top. He has scored 6 times in 9 domestic appearances, contributing to 5 victories and 16 total points. He has outperformed the likes of Gianluca Scamacca, Matias Soulé, Marcus Thuram, and Christian Pulisic, who have had convincing starts as well.

Lukaku will look to keep it going Sunday versus Lazio. He wouldn’t be new to scoring in a Derby. He hit the net in his first five in a row donning the Inter colors.

It’ll be complicated for the Giallorossi to keep ahold of him at the end of the season. However, they are devising a plan to buy him out by including Tammy Abraham as a makeweight to sway Chelsea.

Our Take on Lukaku

It’s funny how many problems can be solved simply by consistent minutes and a starring role in football. Roma are masterful in making their top players feel cozy, and they did it again with him after Paulo Dybala. Buying him out will be a different type of challenge, but it’s already on the edge of being something they’ll inevitably need to do.

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