Glen Johnson: The Premier League is too quick for Romelu Lukaku

Glen Johnson: The Premier League is too quick for Romelu Lukaku

Glen Johnson believes that his former club Chelsea are making a huge mistake by re-signing Inter and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku, who scored 42 goals in 74 appearances in Serie A for Inter, is close to completing a 116 million euro move to the English side who he represented between 2011 and 2014.

Lukaku helped Inter to their first Serie A title in over ten years, breaking the dominance of Juventus, but the club are looking to cash in to ease their financial troubles.However, Johnson has said that he doesn't believe the Belgian international has what it takes to succeed in England.

"I'm not so sure the Premier League suits Lukaku to be honest," Johnson told

"Obviously he's a big, powerful lad, quite physical but I just think the Premier League's a bit too quick for him.

"So no, I wouldn't like to see him return. But in certain leagues, he is going to get goals, albeit at a slightly slower pace."

Johnson believes that the Blues should instead make a move for West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice, who is fresh off an impressive year for club and country.

"I think they can do with him [Rice] because of the legs," Johnson said.

"He's got a lot of energy, he charges around and he's super passionate so I think he would suit the club. As long as he leaves the Hammers on good terms then they will still love him.

"I think he would suit this current Chelsea team. Imagine the legs of him and Kante. I'd like to see that for sure."
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