Romelu Lukaku is on the verge of returning from Chelsea on loan, but Darren Bent has told TalkSPORT that he would be over the moon if he moved to Arsenal, and claims that he would prefer him to Manchester City boss Gabriel Jesus.
Lukaku, 29, scored just eight goals in 26 Premier League appearances during 2021-22. It was a season filled with drama for the Belgian, who sold Chelsea 97.5 million (Guardian), most likely his appearance in Italian media.
A woeful season for Chelsea''s club-record signing. He has claimed that he will follow Inter Milan as long as personal terms have been agreed. A move might include a future fee, an obligation to buy, and the possibility of a second loan.
Lukaku is set to join a side where he scored 64 goals in 95 games. Bent said he would be over the moon to sign him and would even prefer him to Brazilian international Jesus.
I would take Lukaku 100% at Arsenal. If Lukaku was able to get him, I think he wants to go somewhere where he is most admired. He scored a lot of goals in Inter [in 20-21] and was so appreciated by the fans.
It feels like he cannot wait to leave this country swiftly. Incredibly, Bent asked who he would rather Lukaku or Jesus. Ive seen him score goals. Hes in the 100 club.
If Lukaku was transferred to Arsenal, Bent would be over the moon.
Gabriel Jesus is poised to enter the final 12 months of his 90,000-a-week contract with the Gunners (Spotrac). Jesus is four years younger and has an incredible strike rate in the Premier League.
His 58 goals in 159 games in the top tier are excellent, but nothing about Lukaku, who already has 121 goals in 278 games, as well as his 43 assists. Lukaku is evidently a world-class striker who has endured one bad season.
Is he willing to leave Arsenal? Sure, he would not do that to a club in Chelsea that has a special meaning in his heart. However, players have moved to Arsenal from Chelsea David Luiz, Willian, and others. Inter is also preparing to get him.