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Romelu Lukaku saw club legend Didier Drogba as his hero after signing for the club as an 18-year-old back in 2011. He was tipped to take over from the Ivorian icon when his time at the Bridge was up.
However, Lukaku didn’t make the cut at Chelsea and was eventually sold after three years to Everton.
Lukaku had never stopped seeing Drogba as his hero, and has now revealed the massive role Drogba played in his return to the club.
Just last week, Drogba had tweeted ‘He’s coming home’, ahead of Lukaku’s second return to the club.
Lukaku still values the relationship he has with Drogba, and has told the official club website: “Our relationship means the world to me. It’s not like we talk once a month, I talk to the guy every few days! We have a group chat so we’re constantly communicating and I’ve been on the phone with him a bit more in the past two weeks.
“I had a lot of questions to ask and he still knows a lot of people here so he really prepared me well with the last details. Now I just need to get to know the players and the manager a bit better and just be available as quickly as possible for the team.”