Everton has got Romelu Lukaku as one of the most prolific and successful strikers seen in the recent past. Lukaku, who plays for Belgium national football team has a total of 87 goals to his name and has provided assistance in nearly 166 matches at Goodison Park. Just before his mega-money shift to Manchester United in the year 2017, the Belgian scored a total of 25 goals for Everton in the previous season and ended the second one with his name listed for the Golden Boots competition.
But unfortunately, the Toffees could not replace Lukaku because of poor decisions taken by the board, despite getting a massive amount of £75 million. He had shown some performances for the Toffees that could be compared with any of the players then. Cenk Tosun, Sandro Ramirez, Oumar Niasse, Yannick Bolasie-all proved to be unskilled against Lukaku. Though Dominic Calvert-Lewin could offer some respite as an emergency, it could not be hidden that they lacked behind in competitions.
However, the Toffees identified Patrick Schick as the prospective Lukaku Esque player in the transfer market. The forward from AS Roma is currently playing for RB Leipzig on loan and has been acquiring praise for his sturdy performances. Though Everton got him signed as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, they still thought he was the best for them.
Patrick Schick is considered as one of the toughest ball headers and Romelu Lukaku falls in the same list. Both the forward players profoundly believe in crossing long balls that are easier for them to attack as headers. Just like Lukaku, Patrick too has the knack for muscling through footballers using his bold structure and his ability to hold on to the ball is pretty effective. This is exactly the technique that Romelu Lukaku used to show at Goodison Park.