Chelsea Transfer News: Romelu Lukaku Confident He Can Become a Stamford Bridge Legend

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Feb 06, 2013 01:08 AM EST
Mike Williamson & Romelu Lukaku
West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku (R) challenges Newcastle defender Mike Williamson during their English Premier League game, October 28"


While Chelsea were struggling for goals this season, with Fernando Torres woefully out of form, a certain Blues player was firing on all cylinders for West Brom in their climb up the table, and now he wants to become a legend at Stamford Bridge for seasons to come.

Romelu Lukaku did not have the best of first seasons with Chelsea, as he was hardly used by both Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Di Matteo, with Didier Drogba, understandably, and Torres, not so much, preferred.

That led to the young Belgian asking for a move away, and the loan deal to West Brom has seemingly worked wonders, with Lukaku hitting the heights expected of him when Chelsea shelled out nearly £18 million ($28 million) for him.

The 19-year-old has been one of the standout performers for Steve Clarke's side this season, and now wants to take that form to Stamford Bridge when he returns to Chelsea from his loan spell at the end of the season.

"My aim is to play at the Bridge and to be a legend over there in the future," Lukaku told Sky Sports News.

"Yeah, that is the dream. That's what I signed for Chelsea for.

"But the time is going so really I need to keep playing. And hopefully in the next few years become one of the key elements at the Bridge."

However, despite the obvious talent in the 19-year-old, the chance to become a legend won't come easy, with Demba Ba already signing in January and another big name (read Radamel Falcao) expected to arrive in the summer.

That does not faze the big striker too much though, with Lukaku confident he can make an impact sooner rather than later.

"That's the thing when you play for Chelsea," he added. "They will always sign big players.

"So now it is up to me to show I can go over there and play and do the same as I do now.

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