Ex-Genk Forward Marvin Ogunjimi: “Inter’s Romelu Lukaku Is Belgium’s Greatest Striker Ever”

March 26, 2021 22:00
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Inter are being led towards the Serie A title by the greatest Belgian striker of all time, according to former Genk forward Marvin Ogunjimi.

Lukaku has scored 59 goals in 85 appearances for the Nerazzurri since joining in a club-record transfer from Manchester United in 2019.

The 27-year-old has also scored 34 goals in his last 29 matches for Belgium’s national team, including a penalty in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Wales.

Speaking to Eleven Sports (as quoted by FcInterNews.it), Ogunjimi said: “Everyone knew Lukaku would make it.

“I was convinced, in any case, because for me he’s the greatest Belgian striker of all time.

“Lukaku was criticised by a lot of the Belgian media up until two or three years ago because he wasn’t able to control the ball well.

“But ultimately he’s been scoring more than 15 goals per season in England, Belgium and Italy for five or six years now, so I think it’s wrong to criticise a player like that.

“I’m happy for Lukaku and for what he’s able to show on the pitch.”

Lukaku is reportedly attracting interest from Barcelona and Manchester City ahead of the summer transfer window.

However, Inter have no intention of letting their star striker leave the club, and Lukaku himself has never shown any sign of wanting to move on from Inter.

The Belgian has 25 Serie A goals for the Nerazzurri this year, with Antonio Conte’s side sitting six points clear of AC Milan (with a game in hand) at the top of the table.

By Will Beckman


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