Aaron Lennon has been signing the praises of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku on the club’s official website.
England international winger Lennon joined Everton from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day.
The 27-year-old former Leeds United star found playing time hard to come by at Spurs under manager Mauricio Pochettino this season, having been able to make only nine appearances in the Premier League.
However, Lennon is likely to get more games at a struggling Everton side and could make his debut against Liverpool in the Merseyside derby on Saturday.
Belgium international striker Lukaku is also likely to feature in the Premier League clash at Goodison Park, and Lennon is relishing the chance to link up with the “unbelievable” star, revealing that he is highly rated by the Belgian players at Spurs.
“He is an unbelievable striker,” the 27-year-old told Everton’s official website. “I have played against him many times and I’ve watched him for a few years.
“Even a few of the Belgian lads at Spurs told me how good he is, so hopefully, if I get the games, I’ll be able to get some assists for him.
“I think it helps as a winger to have someone like him, who you know will be in the box causing a threat. He is a presence and he’s not just dangerous in the box - he can score all different types of goals.
"I definitely think it helps when you have someone with his ability and quality in there to aim for and to pick out.”
Will the Lennon-Lukaku link-up work?
In an ideal situation, the Lennon-Lukaku link-up would work perfectly. With the winger floating in crosses, the 21-year-old striker should get more chances.
However, it is easier said than that. Neither Lennon nor Lukaku has been in great form this season, with the latter having scored only seven goals and created 18 chances in 23 Premier League.
That said, there is every reason for Everton fans to be optimistic about the duo. Lennon has a point to prove at Everton after struggling at Tottenham, and Lukaku remains a very talented young striker.