Romelu Lukaku likened to ex-Brazil free-scoring star

Brazilian legend, Kaka, thinks that Romelu Lukaku is the best striker in the world and has similar traits to former Inter Milan striker Adriano.

Lukaku completed a move from Inter to Chelsea in the summer for a club record fee worth £97.5million and has made an immediate impact in his second spell at Stamford Bridge.

Following a dominant performance against London rivals Arsenal in August – where he found the net on debut – Lukaku helped the Blues to all three points on the weekend after scoring two very well taken goals against Aston Villa.

His early season form is reminiscent of his MVP 2020/21 season in Milan where he helped Inter to win the Scudetto for the first time since 2010.

With Lukaku no longer in the picture in the Serie A, Kaka, an AC Milan legend, thinks that Inter will struggle without him, and his old team could benefit from that.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via sempreinter, he said: “I think it could be the right time for Milan.

“They have continuity, while the others have each lost something – Juventus no longer have Ronaldo, Inter will have to spread goals out in the team without Lukaku.”

Kaka continued by explaining that Lukaku reminds him of his former Brazil teammate, Adriano – with whom he won the FIFA World Cup in 2002 – and that the Belgian is now the best striker in the world.

“Romelu [Lukaku] is number one, he reminds me of Adriano at his best – physical strength, intelligence, speed. A year ago Milan took the lead after the first Derby, then Inter took it back and won deservedly.”