FM 2013 Player Profile – Romelu Lukaku

FM 2013 Strikers

written by Johnny Karp

Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku

Age: 19

Position: ST

Club: Chelsea (on loan at WBA)

Nationality: Belgian

Value: £5 million

Price tag: £17.5 million (in patch 13.3)

Romelu Lukaku profile in 2012 (after starting new game, patch 13.3)

romelu lukaku fm 2013 initial profile_17.5m

Romelu Lukaku scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

romelu lukaku fm 2013 scout report

Romelu Lukaku profile aged 26 in the year 2019

romelu lukaku fm 2013 future profile

Romelu Lukaku career history until 2019

romelu lukaku fm 2013 career stats

This FM 2013 player profile of Romelu Lukaku shows one of the best young strikers in the game, a player that is already very good at the age of 19 but becomes a real beast in a few years. As you well know he is on loan at West Brom at the start of the game but Chelsea are willing to let him go for 17.5 million. That’s a lot of money but he’s well worth it.

In my FM 13 test save he scored a few for WBA, then another fair few for Chelsea before being bought by Real Madrid for a little over 20 million pounds. His mental attributes at the age of 26 are insane, he is strong as an ox and develops decent skills on the ball. And that’s all under computer management, I think that if you get him at the start of the game and work on his technique a little bit he could become a deadly scoring machine.

Best buy rating: 10/10

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  • comment avatar pedro March 8, 2013

    its a shame lukaku in my save is prop to injuries. and that could be a big problem for me = /

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 8, 2013

      Didn’t seem to have that problem in my test save. Is your save on the latest patch?

  • comment avatar pedro March 8, 2013

    yes 13.3 winter transfer

  • comment avatar pedro March 8, 2013

    i am training chelsea in my save and he can return. so i decided to call him back to the club when i saw the reports from staff i sent him on loan to guimaraes to see if he really gets injured or not

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 8, 2013

      I had a player in FM 12 that was reportedly prone to injuries and he did get injured quite often for a while but I kept playing him regularly when he was fit and then the problem disappeared from the staff reports, maybe that can happen in your case. As you can see the scout report screen shot I have doesn’t show that he might be prone to injuries.

  • comment avatar pedro March 8, 2013

    ok i will se how it develops in guimaraes if he runs well for sure next season ill give him a shot.

    As for shaqiri you can sign right on the first season for the 25 millions. and wilshere for 36 millions both expensive but both worhty in my opinion

  • comment avatar David Warner March 8, 2013

    Epic striker! Could never get him with Liverpool though, Chelsea always seem to not want to sell him to me :P

    Any chance of a profile for a young Austrian named Valentino Lazaro? He’s been snatched up by Tottenham in my save and really looks decent!

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 8, 2013

      I’ll have a look, thanks for suggesting Lazaro.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 9, 2013

      Can’t find Lazaro in my save, doesn’t appear in the database we’re using.

      • comment avatar David Warner March 21, 2013

        Darnit. He currently plays for Red Bull Salzburg in Austria. I will try get a future profile, although I play the game slowly (I’m only 3 seasons in) :P

  • comment avatar Sebastian March 8, 2013

    hello johnny nice report,could you do a report on victor wanyama or michy batshuayi

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 8, 2013

      I will provided I have good enough future screen shots in my test save.

  • comment avatar Jimboola March 8, 2013

    The guy is an utter beast! If you are Chelsea recall him immediately so you can train, tutor and play him. He progresses better that way.

    In one game where he was comp-controlled however he ended up 3rd season at Wolves in the Championship, then season 5 to Lille in France (£5m) never really doing much.

    • comment avatar Miles Smith March 8, 2013

      That’s what I love about FM, every save is different. I saw a save where Jovetic had 10 pace at what should have been the height of his career due to the sheer number of injuries.

  • comment avatar Bubba March 8, 2013

    Isn’t his Finishing a bit low? :S

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 8, 2013

      Not really, doesn’t need finishing 20 to score lots of goals.

      • comment avatar Darren Smith March 8, 2013

        A certain somebody seems to be coming up with many, many negative comments since leaving the scouting networks team of scouts…its not gone unnoticed and I’m losing patience with it very quickly!

        • comment avatar Bubba March 8, 2013

          No, no, don’t take it that way. I love this site, just wrote my thoughts on this player, Lukaku. Yeah, sometimes I’ve been a bit negative, but don’t take it the wrong way. Cheers.

          • comment avatar Darren Smith March 9, 2013

            OK that’s fine, as long as its not intended in a bad way I will see your comments differently then. Just easy to see them in a bad light after you suggested we profile Messi because Vidal was such an obvious choice ;) That comment on Vidal read as questioning our decisions and was impossible to read any other way, so seemed like this one could be taken in the same light…but obviously that isn’t the case so lets brush it all under the carpet so to speak.

  • comment avatar Zak March 9, 2013

    Hi. Would it be possible to profile Mario Balotelli? Preferably in a save where he gets a lot of game time. I know he’s a very high profile case, but I want to find out if he can actually get to be one of the world’s best. After all, you guys did profile Wilshere, Gotze and Neymar who are all very big names as well. Love the work you guys have put in btw!

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 9, 2013

      Balotelli is not a bad idea, I’ll have a look. I’m quite curious to see how many red cards he gets :)

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 9, 2013

      Just checked Balotelli in my test save, not very impressive. I guess I’ll wait for a better future screen shot for now.

  • comment avatar Bubba March 9, 2013

    Yeah, the the Vidal comment was kinda negative. Yep, let’s forget this.

  • comment avatar Sam Johnson March 9, 2013

    Lukaku is a great player in that he seems to have a bit of everything and why Chelsea should keep hold of him for the future – although another spell at West Brom next season wouldn’t hurt him.

    In FM13 however, as suggested, he certainly has a variety of skills to bring to your front-line. With decent off the ball movement, pace and strength, along with a few other key attributes, he can be a fantastic focal point when designing and fleshing out tactics.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 9, 2013

      Agreed, he’s excellent overall.

  • comment avatar Zlat March 11, 2013

    Hey, what is your opinion about about Halilovic, Emre Can, or Ryan McLaughlin. They are, at least in my save, really good a couple of seasons in.

    Also, Labyad is really good in my save as well. Not as young as the others, but still a good player. Just asking your thoughts and input.

    As always, thank you for all of your hard work and expertise. :)

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 11, 2013

      I don’t think Halilovic is available in my game due to the database set up, at least he wasn’t before the patch. The others are promising, will probably be profiled here sooner or later.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 11, 2013

      Halilovic is available with the new patch and he’s pretty good, will surely get a profile.
      Emre Can and Labyad are good, will probably be profiled. McLaughlin doesn’t get too far in my test save.

  • comment avatar step25 March 15, 2013

    just a question witch role do you think is the best for lukaku ? proacher target man or striker ?

    if proacher put balls for feet or air ?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp March 16, 2013

      I think he can do any role just as good, that’s why he’s such a great player. Depends on your tactic really.

  • comment avatar Sun123 April 29, 2013

    Who do you think is the best future target man on the game?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp April 29, 2013

      Hard to say but Lukaku should definitely be in the top 5.

  • comment avatar Charlie May 2, 2013

    Picked him up for £9m in 2014/5 at Wolves and he in he’s consistently scored 30+ goals a season, unbelievable beast! Worth £30m now, I’ll send you a screenshot if you like? He scores more goals than he plays games at the moment! He is injury prone, but this hasn’t been a massive problem as Fierro is a more than capable back up, does pick up a LOT of knocks though.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp May 3, 2013

      He’s good indeed, 30+ goals per season is a lot by any standards.

  • comment avatar Niko May 6, 2013

    This prick scored a bloody hat trick against me for WBA. He is a beast though. :)

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp May 7, 2013

      Haha, that’s why it’s best to have him in your team, not playing against you :)

      • comment avatar Darren Smith May 7, 2013

        Same problem here, he almost cost me both the Champions League and FA Cup final while playing for Chelsea, luckily my Toon forward line picked up the pieces.

  • comment avatar meeter May 17, 2013

    I’m playing WBA and Lukaku absolutely beast I need someone who replace him prefer AF can score, long shot, assists and hold the ball as well any suggestions thx!!

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp May 17, 2013

      Depends on how much money you have, I’d get a youngster like Benzia or Fierro.

      P.S.: You don’t have to post the same question on several posts.

      • comment avatar meeter May 17, 2013

        I’m sorry man. Would you have kind of 21 years old or above I’m afriad of their age too young maybe

        • comment avatar Johnny Karp May 19, 2013

          Not really, they should become top notch players fairly quickly. If you want an already established player you might have to break the bank.

  • comment avatar Bobbyboulders July 2, 2013

    Lukaku is doing the business for me with Napoli in 14/15 onwards. I brought in Didier Drogba as under 20s assistant manager and I use him to suggest preferred moves for RL. His first idea was [sic] “He should play like I did, Plays with back to goal”. Then, “Shoots with power” and “Shoots from distance” and “Marks opponent tightly”. He will often score goals like Drogba did at Chelski, receiving the ball 30 yards out with his back to the goal, pausing, then turning into a inch of space and smashing the ball at goal. It’s a joy to watch.

  • comment avatar Francesco July 10, 2013

    I need a striker near Carlos Fierro, so, who’s the best between Lukaku and Lacina Traorè (or somebody else different from them)??? If it necessary the tactic is a 4-2-2-2 with the swings (in my case i suppose to take Bernard on the left and… someone on the right, im not sure)
    Sorry for my English, i’m italian

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp July 11, 2013

      Both Lukaku and Traore are very good, you can’t go wrong with either of them. Traore might be more affordable.

  • comment avatar Francesco July 11, 2013

    If you have to choose one striker, without watching the cost, who do you choose?? The best in the position that i said before…

    Hope you understand my English :)

  • comment avatar James July 28, 2013

    Does he count as a home-grown player for the Bpl?

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp July 31, 2013

      Don’t think so but he should be once he gets past 21 years of age.

  • comment avatar Sri September 3, 2013

    im in my 5th season(Roma), Lukaku has no intention to join my club eventhough i have the best team in Europe, won all possible trophies. Bought Alaba for 70million

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp September 3, 2013

      Is he still at Chelsea?

  • comment avatar Nino September 21, 2013

    My lukaku at age of 21, why is his agility only 4. he has been loan for 2 season.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp September 21, 2013

      Maybe he had a bad injury during those two seasons?

  • comment avatar nino September 22, 2013

    He got 3 injury. 2 Twisted ankle for 2 weeks and 3 weeks and also stubbed toe for 6 days.

    • comment avatar Johnny Karp September 22, 2013

      Not so bad then. I guess his decline might have other causes, like lack of matches or poor training.

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