Lukaku staying put
Anderlecht starlet Romelu Lukaku has reiterated to skysports.com that he is not yet looking to leave Belgium.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 01/04/10 11:04am
Anderlecht starlet Romelu Lukaku has reiterated to skysports.com that he is not looking to leave Belgium just yet.
The 16-year-old sensation made his debut for Les Mauves last season and this term he has taken the Belgian league by storm.
He is currently top-scorer in the Jupiler League with 15 goals and most of Europe's top clubs have dispatched scouts to check on his progress, with Chelsea and Arsenal said to be leading the chase.
He has also been handed his first senior cap by Belgium and speculation is mounting that he will move in the summer.
But the teenager has always stressed that he would not like to move away from Belgium until he is 18, and he is standing by that.
"I am not leaving Belgium yet," he told skysports.com.
"To be honest I am only 16-years-old, I will leave if I have to when I get to 18 years old.
"I know there is interest but I need to learn football near my family, I am well here.
"All clubs interested have to wait for what I say."
The latest club to be linked is Bordeaux, who are said to be considering a move for him as a replacement for Marouane Chamakh, who is set to leave on a Bosman free transfer in the summer.