West Brom fans have been replying in their droves after former loan star Romelu Lukaku gave a two-word admission about his time at the club to social media.
The Inter Milan talisman replied to current Baggies midfielder Romaine Sawyers on Twitter after the 28-year-old named Albion’s 5-5 draw with Manchester United as his favourite game as a fan in the crowd – it’s also known for being Sir Alex Ferguson’s last swan song.
Dope memories 💯 https://t.co/UcgxRA0QhI
— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) March 29, 2020
Lukaku was only on loan at the Hawthorns for the 2012/13 season but he clearly created a lasting effect as many supporters have been drooling over his comments.
Here’s what has been said…
Come home Rom you know you want to 😭
— BigSemiAjayi6 (@BigAjayi6) March 29, 2020
Always welcome home Rom 💙🤍
— Northern Irish Baggies (@NIBaggies) March 29, 2020
Come home for the promotion push 💙
— Joe (@Yacxb) March 29, 2020
We would love you back at the Albion big man but you’d have to be back up to the welsh goat Kanu sorry best we can do 😜😂
— Cal_6 (@CallumNicholls) March 29, 2020
Come back king
— Baz (@ftblchaz) March 29, 2020
Would love him at the baggies in the premier league but I think a bit out of our price range but a quality striker and the fans loved him
— Derek Piggott (@DerekPiggott) March 29, 2020
There were plenty of fans all begging the Belgian powerhouse to return from the west Midlands – as if that’s supposed to be better than Milan.
But it is easy to see such comments have been made. Lukaku scored 17 goals and provided seven assists from 35 Premier League appearances, averaging a strike every 118 minutes, per Transfermarkt.
Those sorts of numbers have long-escaped the Hawthorns – current top goalscorer is Hal Robson-Kanu with ten, he’d need to score in the majority of their nine remaining matches to reach a similar tally.
Other supporters were quick to laud the game as one of the best they’ve witnessed at Albion.
Best game I've ever been to, celebrating the 5th in front of Man U fans all around the home end was incredible 💙 https://t.co/Fyu8csdnd1
— WBA Daily (@wbadaily) March 29, 2020
One of the best games I’ve watched 🔥
— Jack (@ftblJackv4) March 29, 2020
Never to be forgotten memories 💙💙
— Carl 1878 🇭🇷💙💚💛 (@baggyboy1878) March 29, 2020
What a day that was 💯 pic.twitter.com/r87MYwDwL9
— Mel (@forzaRL9) March 29, 2020
United had gone 3-0 up and even held a 5-2 lead before Lukaku came on as a substitute to stick a hat-trick past David de Gea and earn the Baggies an unlikely point.
AND in other news, West Brom will benefit if Ferguson goes to Palace…