The Belgian, who is still only 20 years of age, chose not to spend the current season with parent club Chelsea and instead headed for Goodison Park. It was a decision that baffled Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, and now looks even more significant considering his recent complaints about his strikers form.
Lukaku has netted 12 Premier League goals so far for Everton this season, and will start this aternoon’s crunch fixture against Arsenal, as the two battle it out for the fourth Champions League spot.
Former Arsenal player Kevin Campbell believes Lukaku is a player Arsene Wenger should look at signing next season, to help boost the Gunners firepower.
“I think Romelu Lukaku is a star,” he told the TalkSport on Sunday.
“He’s come into Goodison Park though and he has been a revelation and changed the way the team have attacked. He has fitted into Roberto Martinez’s system perfectly.
“If he’s not part of Chelsea’s plans next season I’m sure Everton would like to sign him. If they can’t do business though, I wouldn’t be surprised if the likes of Arsenal are interested in him.
“He’s young, he’s strong, he’s quick and he’s direct. What more do you need?”
Arsenal have put their goal scoring faith in Olivier Giroud this season. The Frenchman has scored 13 in the Premier League so far this campaign, but has often relied on his midfield to chip in with goals.
With the sale of Marouane Chamakh to Crystal Palace, Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner has been Giroud’s only out-and-out back-up, and many Arsenal fans were left dismayed as Wenger failed to sign a forward in January that could help boost their title credentials.
Signing the likes of Lukaku will depend very much on what Arsenal achieve this season. An FA Cup triumph and qualification to the Champions League will be considered a strong season. But failure to achieve even one of those will have severe implications on the calibre of players they can recruit this summer.