Cole raves about Lukaku’s hidden qualities that give Chelsea more than goals
It is not just Romelu Lukaku's goals that will bring success to Chelsea following his mega-money move back to the Premier League.
The Belgium international signed for the Blues back in 2011 and has returned exactly a decade after a completely different player.
Back then, Lukaku was a teenager who was stuck behind the likes of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, struggling to make an impact.
However, that has all changed now with the 28-year-old regarded as one of the best strikers in the world who lives to score goals.
Just look at his record last season where he netted 30 times in all competitions, landing a first Serie A title in a decade for Inter Milan.
But goals are not the only reason Lukaku has been brought back to Stamford Bridge and Ashley Cole has told the Daily Star Sport exactly what else he can bring.
Speaking at Three's new store on the King's Road, he said: "We are seeing the more mature Lukaku and seeing the quality that we all knew.
"But sometimes you have to go away and come back and put yourself through those challenges to reach your full potential. Hopefully, we see that back at Chelsea.
"Lukaku can bring leadership, a big quality that is needed.
"There are a lot of young players in the squad so for him to come in after the great season that he had.
"There have question marks over him at certain clubs he has been but his time at Inter, you are now seeing a player full of confidence and willing to lead and win lots of trophies.
"Not just his goalscoring but his all-round game has improved and it has been something that Chelsea has lacked.
"The maturity he has shown and the growth over that 10-year period since he first came to Chelsea has been immense.
"Not only is he a good player, he is a leader. He is a leader for Belgium, he is their all-time top goalscorer which is tough to do.
"He’s been playing at the highest level now so yeah, he is a great addition to the team."
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