Unable to help Manchester United overcome a very resilient Newcastle at the weekend, Romelu Lukaku’s first season with his new club is one of ups and downs.
Despite a terrific start to the season, the 24-year-old has struggled to consistently find the back of the net in recent months, and we’ll have to see if this is just a blip or something for José Mourinho to worry about going into the next season.
Still, the Belgium star is likely to stay at Old Trafford for the foreseeable future, wanting to win as many as trophies as possible in his career.
However, there is one transfer he is already thinking about, and that’s a return to Anderlecht at some point.
Making use of a day off to return to his former club, Lukaku told the club’s social media team in a brief interview, relayed by Sud Info, that he would one day once again wear the purple shirt that helped him make a name for himself in world football.
He said: “I fulfilled a dream by playing for the Anderlecht first-team. I’m sure that I will come back to play here before the end of my career”.
Considering his market value and the Belgian club’s current financial situation, that isn’t exactly going to happen anytime soon, and, if it does eventually, it’ll be in the final years of his time as a footballer.
So far this season, Lukaku has scored 19 goals and picked up six assists in 37 appearances for Manchester United.