Clarke hopeful of Lukaku stay

  • By: Pete O'Rourke
  • Last Updated: February 28 2013, 9:26 GMT

Steve Clarke is confident West Brom can land Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a second season on loan.

Romelu Lukaku: Steve Clarke hopeful of keeping striker
Romelu Lukaku: Steve Clarke hopeful of keeping striker

Romelu Lukaku

10. Romelu Lukaku

Title Number
Appearances 33 (3)
Goals 24
Assists 6
Yellows 3
Reds 0
*Current Season

Lukaku has been a massive success at The Hawthorns after arriving on a season-long loan from Premier League rivals Chelsea last summer.

The 19-year-old has netted 12 goals so far this season and admits he would be open to the idea of another season at West Brom next term.

Clarke admits they would like to have Lukaku back for a second season, but insists the decision is out of his hands.

"If Chelsea want to leave him out for another season somewhere I think we would have a strong chance of getting him back here, but it is a discussion for the summer," admitted Clarke.

"Chelsea are his parent club, he is their player and they will decide what they want to do first and foremost.

"Then, after that, hopefully we will get a chance to put ourselves in the hat."

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