BELGIUM BOSS BELIEVES CHELSEA TARGET HAS WHAT IT TAKES TO BE THE BEST NUMBER 9 IN THE GAME

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Former Chelsea youngster Romelu Lukaku has been on fire for Everton this season, and his international manager Roberto Martinez believes the 23-year-old has what it takes to be one of the best number nine’s in the world.

Chelsea have been linked with a move to buy back the Belgian they sold to Everton for just £28million three seasons ago. He’s currently valued at £70million.

Martinez had so many words of praises for the powerful striker.

“When you work with Rom, you understand he lives for the games. It’s all about football in his life. He always wants to do more in training,” Martinez told BBC’s Football Focus.

“From a very young age, he had an incredible goalscoring threat. Any footballer that is special at the highest level, has to be outstanding at something.

“Rom is the goalscoring threat. From the age of 21 to 23, he has changed a lot. He wants to improve, he works on hold-up play and using his body. He has been working on his movement in the box.

“He’s never lost the outstanding quality of scoring goals.

“At the age of 23, I always believed he had the possibility of becoming the best number nine in world football because he has absolutely everything.”

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