Oostende's Jordan Lukaku speaks of passion for Arsenal, Premier League
KV Oostende left-back Jordan Lukaku has spoken of his fondness for Arsenal and believes he is suited to a Premier League move.
Lukaku, the younger brother of Everton striker Romelu, has caught the eye this season, impressing for his club in the Belgian top flight while also winning his first caps for Belgium's national team.
Arsenal, along with Chelsea ,Tottenham and AC Milan, have all been credited with an interest in the 21-year-old, while a source close to Oostende told ESPN FC this week that Watford are keeping tabs on him.
Lukaku has suggested that his dream move would see him head to North London to link up with the Gunners.
"Do I see myself as Premier League-bound?" Lukaku told The Set Pieces. "I don't know, but it's a league that would suit me. I have always been a fan of Arsenal, but I am mad about every Premier League club as long as the club doesn't have to fight against relegation."
While Lukaku is a fan of Arsenal, he feels they need to spend more money in the future if they want to be successful.
"Arsenal has to go out and spend," Lukaku said. "Arsenal has become a youth academy for other top clubs. When [Cesc] Fabregas became top, he moved to Barcelona. When [Robin] van Persie became top and single-handedly guided Arsenal to a top-four finish, he moved to Manchester United. He had begged for reinforcements. Same case with Samir Nasri. He asked for a bigger salary. Arsenal have to be less stingy."
As well as keeping track with how Arsenal fare in the Premier League, Lukaku also keeps an eye on his brother Romelu's progress at Everton.
The Toffees have had a disappointing season, currently sitting 12th in the table, but Romelu has still managed an impressive 18 league goals.
"He has bettered his personal goalscoring record in England and that's nice for a young striker who is playing in a team ranked 12th," Lukaku said. "He has become more adept with his back to goal. He varies his game more. He can drop deeper and demand the ball. He is better in possession and in combinations."
Romelu, who has spoken of wanting to link up with Jordan at club level, has often been criticised in the Belgian media for failing to reproduce his Everton form while on international duty with Belgium.
His younger brother, however, feels that is down to the tactics of the national team.
"The Red Devils don't have a set system," Lukaku said. "Plenty of one-touch combinations, but no acceleration within the game. What do the Red Devils like to do? [Eden] Hazard, [Dries] Mertens and [Kevin] De Bruyne seek out a double pass so they can cut inside and shoot. You can even do without a striker if you play that way.
"If you play with Romelu -- and that goes for any striker in the national team -- you need to feed him more, cross more and pass deep more. You can't just use the strikers to combine. In the last game against Portugal, Romelu showed he has become better with his back to goal."