Romelu Lukaku has today (Friday) joined West Bromwich Albion on a season-long loan.

The Belgian youngster, 19, heads to The Hawthorns to work under former Chelsea man Steve Clarke, who was appointed in his first managerial role at West Brom over the summer.

Lukaku joined Chelsea last August, and made 12 appearances, his first league start coming on the final day of the season with our 2-1 win against Blackburn Rovers.

In pre-season Romelu struck his first Chelsea goals against Seattle Sounders, and will now be looking to make his mark in the Barclays Premier League.

Speaking to Chelsea TV about the move, the striker said: ‘I’m very excited. After last season, where I was able to adjust and prepare for this season, I can’t wait to start at West Brom.

‘It’s very important because, like Chelsea, West Brom play in the Premier League, but it will also be a good learning school for me where I need to work hard with the players around me.

I’ve heard a lot of positives about Steve Clarke here and it will be important for me to listen and learn from him. He plays good football.’

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