He’s big, too slow for EPL – Glen Johnson kicks against Chelsea signing Lukaku


Former Chelsea defender, Glen Johnson, has kicked against the club, signing Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan.

Johnson said Lukaku, a former Chelsea player, is big, too slow for the English Premier League, EPL.

He believes the Premier League is a bit too quick for the 28-year-old striker, adding that he wouldn’t like to see him return to Stamford Bridge.

It was reported that the Belgium international has flown to London to complete his £97.5million move to Chelsea from Inter after undergoing the first part of his medical in Milan on Monday.

“I am not so sure the Premier League suits Romelu Lukaku, to be honest,“ Johnson said.

“Obviously, he is 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.”