Romelu Lukaku is the world’s No. 1 striker, according to ex-Brazilian star Kaka… while insisting Chelsea striker reminds him of former Inter Milan striker Adriano ‘at his best’
- Romelu Lukaku scored 24 goals in Inter Milan’s title-winning season in 2020/21
- He scored four goals at Euro 2020 ahead of his £98 million move to Chelsea
- Kaka believes he is the best in the world and is reminiscent of ex-Brazilian star Adriano
- The former Real Madrid star believes the time is right for AC Milan to win Serie A
Romelu Lukaku is the number 1 striker in the world and resembles former Inter Milan striker Adriano in style, according to ex-Brazilian playmaker Kaka.
The Belgian striker scored 24 goals for Inter last season and led them to their first Serie A title in 11 years, finishing 12 points above city rivals and Kaka’s former side AC Milan.
The 28-year-old went on to score four goals at Euro 2020 as his country reached the quarter-finals, before earning a £98 million transfer to Chelsea in August.
Romelu Lukaku is the number 1 striker in the world according to former AC Milan star
Kaka (left) believes Lukaku shares the same characteristics as his former Brazilian teammate Adriano
He has already scored three goals for the European champions this season and former AC Milan star Kaka believes the Belgian has similar characteristics to his former international team-mate.
‘A year ago, Milan took the lead’ [in the title race] after the first derby, Inter took it back and deserved to win.’
Former Brazilian striker Adriano scored 67 goals in two spells in San Siro for Inter, while also scoring 27 goals in 48 appearances for Brazil between the turn of the century and 2010.
Adriano scored 67 goals in all competitions in two spells in San Siro for Inter Milan
The 39-year-old also enjoyed fine goals in Parma, Sao Paulo and in two of his three stints at Flamengo.
Kaka also believes AC Milan have the perfect chance to win the Scudetto for themselves this season, having finished second in 2020-21.
They have not won Serie A since the 2010-11 season, but the former Real Madrid star insists the departure of Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United, in addition to the arrival of Oliver Giroud from Chelsea to complement Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the pendulum in their favor.
Kaka believes the time is right for Stefano Pioli’s men to end AC Milan’s 10-year wait for the title
“I think this could be the right time for Milan,” added Kaka.
“They have continuity, while the others have each lost something – Juventus no longer have Ronaldo, Inter will have to spread goals in the team without Lukaku.
Pioli gave Ibra . on [Ibrahimovic] for a long time [last season]. “Conte always had Lukaku at his disposal.
“Today Ibra is still here and Giroud has joined, I think and hope we go all the way.”
The Brazilian leaves the departure of Lukaku and Cristiano Ronaldo [above] from Serie A can AC Milan help