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Lukaku Joins West Brom on Loan

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Nothing, not even this Ambrosini grab, could keep Lukaku from a loan move this season.
Nothing, not even this Ambrosini grab, could keep Lukaku from a loan move this season.

Both West Brom and Chelsea have just confirmed on Twitter that Romelu Lukaku will join the Baggies on loan for the rest of the season.

https://twitter.com/chelseafc/status/233982082769121281

This evening, has completed a loan move to until the end of the season. (SL)

https://twitter.com/WBAFCofficial/status/233982119964180480

Albion have this evening signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on a season-long loan deal

Does this mean the young Belgian is going to be fantasy-relevant this season? West Brom just signed Markus Rosenburg and have Shane Long, Simon Cox, and Peter Odemwingie on the books. Odemwingie will likely be a regular on the right wing, thus devaluing him for fantasy purposes. Will Rosenburg and Lukaku be fighting for a lone striker role, or might the new manager, Steve Clarke, opt for two up front? We'll have to see, but it's always nice to have new, and in the case of the Y! game, cheap-as-chips, options on the table.

We'll have to wait and see what "We Ain't Got No History" thinks of this move. But with only Fernando Torres as an out-an-out striker at the Bridge... does this mean that the Blues are even more committed to Torres, or as in Neal's dreamland, that they're going to turn Eden Hazard into a Messi-like false-nine?