- Romelu Lukaku could emulate Didier Drogba, according to Graeme Souness
- Sky Sports pundit Souness has called the Manchester United striker ‘sensational’
- Speaking on Sunday, Souness said: ‘He could end up being better than Drogba’
Graeme Souness has hailed Romelu Lukaku as sensational and tipped the Manchester United frontman to emulate Didier Drogba.
Lukaku and Drogba were team-mates at Chelsea, albeit very briefly, and Souness believes the two are very similar.
Drogba, 39, is one of the greatest strikers in Premier League history, having scored 100 goals in 226 appearances.
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is ‘sensational’, according to Graeme Souness
Sky Sports pundit Souness has said that Lukaku is very similar to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba
But Souness is convinced that 24-year-old Belgian Lukuaku can be even better than the Blues and Ivory Coast legend.
‘I think he’s sensational,’ said Souness. ‘To get a centre forward today to play like that is really difficult. A lot of them are attracted to the ball
‘Last season we were maybe asked “Lukaku or Harry Kane? How do you pick between those two?”
‘But Lukaku is an old fashioned centre forward who wants to play the width of the box and he wants to run forward without the ball. When you talk about stretching teams, if you’re a midfield player you want someone going away from you all the time as it gives you more room to play.
‘I think Lukaku’s strength, pace and power are so hard to find today.
‘In many ways he is an old marauding type of centre forward – he’s Drogba! He could end up being better than Drogba, for me.’
Lukaku has scored 89 Premier League goals in 190 appearances, including four in his first four starts for United.
Drogba scored 100 Premier League goals, winning four titles, as well at the Champions League
But Souness believes 24-year-old United ace Lukaku can become even better than Drogba