West Ham transfers: David Sullivan eyes Romelu Lukaku loan deal
West Ham transfers: Hammers co-owner David Sullivan says he wants to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea next term
David Sullivan says he wants to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku on loan to form a “devastating” partnership with Andy Carroll at Upton Park.
The Belgian scored 17 goals in 35 Premier League appearances, including a hat-trick against Manchester United on Sunday, after moving on a season-long loan to West Bromwich Albion from Chelsea last summer.
Meanwhile, 24-year-old Carroll impressed for the Hammers despite numerous injuries throughout the campaign following his temporary switch from Liverpool in August.
And West Ham co-owner Sullivan would love to have the two powerful strikers at Upton Park next season, with the Baggies also keen to bring Lukaku back to the Hawthorns.
“Lukaku would be a loan again. We’d maybe buy him a year later if Chelsea decide they don’t want him,” Sullivan told the Daily Mirror.
“If we sign Andy, it would be a record signing for the club. He and Romelu would be devastating. The best strike-force outside of the top six or seven.
“Lukaku has been amazing for West Brom this season and I’d hope that he would prefer to live in London.”
Sullivan also heaped praise on the Hammers for managing to cement their top-flight status on their return to the English top flight.
“I am absolutely delighted with this season,” added Sullivan.
“To be clear of relegation with three or four games to go has been a lovely feeling.
“But we have another challenge ahead. Newcastle were fifth last year and yet hovered above the relegation zone this time. There can never be any room for complacency.”