ROMELU LUKAKU would have never been signed by Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola at Liverpool or Manchester City respectively, insists Gary Neville.
Lukaku arrived in London on Wednesday to complete his return to Chelsea from Inter Milan in a deal that is likely to cost a whopping £98million.
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The Belgian only managed a total of 15 appearances for the Blues during his first stint at Stamford Bridge, which lasted three years and ended in 2014.
The star striker, though, did impress in the Premier League with the likes of West Brom and Everton.
The led the Belgium international to Manchester United in 2017 where he registered a respectable 42 goals in 96 appearances across all competitions.
However, Neville still isn't convinced the 28-year-old was the right fit for United during his two-year spell at Old Trafford due to his work rate.
The Red Devils legend also believes he would have never been approached by City or Liverpool because he doesn't fit their style, but isn't ruling out a successful stint at Chelsea.
Neville told The Overlap: "Jurgen Klopp wouldn't sign Lukaku in a million years.
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"Neither would probably Pep Guardiola but Chelsea are the club that have had that type of striker.
"A [Diego] Costa, a [Didier] Drogba, a single point striker, that physical presence that wants to carry that line.
"They've had that in their armoury for 20 years. It suits Chelsea Football Club. He wouldn't press from the front so he'd never suit Jurgen Klopp.
"He would never suit Old Trafford. The fans up there need a personality up front. [Edinson] Cavani suits Old Trafford. I know he's probably past his best years but he works a lot harder than Lukaku off the ball.
"I'm not saying he's better – Lukaku will score 25 goals for Chelsea but he doesn't suit United. He wouldn't suit Liverpool."
Neville added: "I've got no doubts about Lukaku. I have no buts.I've got buts for him at United, at certain clubs under certain systems and what you expect.
"What does United expect from a striker? What does Chelsea expect from one? They are different expectations."
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