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Romelu Lukaku Biography and net worth

Romelu Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku. Photo/Sky Sports
  • Romelu Lukaku is the most expensive footballer of all time, with a total transfer fee of around £285 million
  • He recently returned to Inter Milan from his short stint with Chelsea
  • Chelsea was his first Premier League club to play for in 2011

Romelu Lukaku, from Belgium, is a celebrity footballer and among the best strikers in premier league history. He made a return to Inter Milan from Chelsea. The 28-year-life old’s is a success tale. From being a kid who couldn’t afford to watch the Champions League on television to now being a member of the winning team, he’s had quite the journey.

From a young Belgian taking tour of Stamford Bridge to a record-breaking £97.5 million signing for the Blues; it’s all a fairy tale. In addition, he became Belgium’s top international scorer. This is such a sweet story, and hearing it makes you smile from ear to ear. Although his journey was bumpy, the end result is all the more remarkable because of it.

Romelu Lukaku Biography

Full Name Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli
Source of wealth Football
Age 29
Place of Birth Antwerp
Height 1.70m
Nationality Belgian
Date of birth May 13 1993
Occupation Footballer
Marital Status Single
Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku. [Eurosport]

Early Life

Romelu Lukaku has a soft spot for Antwerp, Belgium where he grew up in. But, his family was deeply impoverished. To fulfil a commitment to himself that he would provide for his family one day, he worked as hard as he could. His focus as a child was to earn his professional status at Anderlecht at the age of 16.

He began playing for Rupel Boom, his hometown team, at the age of five. Lierse scouts spotted Lukaku after four seasons at his first club. It is a Belgian Pro League team with a recognized development academy. From 2004 to 2006, he was a regular for Lierse, appearing in 68 games and scoring 121 goals.

Anderlecht acquired 13 Lierse young players, including Lukaku, after the club was demoted from the Belgian Pro League in 2006. He spent another three years with Anderlecht as a junior player, scoring 131 goals in 93 appearances.

Career

Romelu Lukaku signed a five-year contract with the club Chelsea in 2011 for a reported €12 million (£10 million). The deal came with potential add-ons of up to €20 million (£17 million).  He made his Stamford Bridge debut in the 83rd minute, replacing Fernando Torres in a 3-1 win over Norwich City.

In the League Cup, Lukaku made his Chelsea debut against Fulham. In the end, Chelsea prevailed in a penalty shoot-out. On May 13, 2012, he made his debut in a Premier League match for the first time in his career. Then, West Bromwich Albion signed Romelu Lukaku on a season-long loan transfer on August 10, 2012, following reports linking him to Fulham. Eight days after that, he netted his first league goal, as a substitute, in a 3–0 triumph over Liverpool.

In July 2013, Lukaku signed a season-long loan deal with Everton. The club paid £28 million for this transfer. But, he got a better offer four years later and joined Manchester United on July 10, 2017, for a five-year contract, with the option to extend it by one year.

There is no formal information released about the transfer costs, but sources say it was in the range of $75,000,000 plus an additional $15,000,000 in add-ons. On August 8 2019, Lukaku signed a five-year contract with Inter Milan worth an estimated €80 million, making him the most expensive player in Inter’s history.

Chelsea re-signed Romelu Lukaku in August 2021 for a rumoured £97.5 million. Lukaku became the most expensive footballer of all time, with a total transfer fee of around £285 million, surpassing the previous record-holder, Neymar.

Inter Milan reject Chelsea €100 million bid for Romelu Lukaku

Inter Milan reject Chelsea €100 million bid for Romelu Lukaku. Photo: Sky Sports

Personal Life

Sarah Mens has for long sparked a debate about her relationship with Romelu Lukaku. They were together for over five years when they decided to call it quits. Harry Mens has several stunning daughters, and Sarah is one among them.

Harry, Sarah’s father, is an actor and television host in the Netherlands. His show, The Business Class Show, airs on the Dutch television network RTL. Sarah, is a Belgian model who is well-known in the fashion industry. Nevertheless, there were rumours that she was expectant for the Belgian footballer.

FAQs

  1. What is Romelu Lukaku’s net worth?

$145 million

  1. What is Romelu Lukaku’s salary?

$12 million

  1. How many goals does Lukaku have?

24 league goals as of the end of the 2020/2021 season

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