You’ve heard the news about Romelu Lukaku? The 18-year-old Belgian-Congolese striker signed a contract with his dream team Chelsea over the weekend. Lukaku’s star rose fast since debuting for the national team in 2010. Football aficionados aren’t surprised by the move. And Lukaku? He knew it all along. The above fragment* is taken from a series (‘The School of Lukaku’) that was aired on Belgian national tv last year. The series followed a class of youth living and studying in Brussels, doing a good job at showing the Belgian audience a part of the city most prefer to avoid — and a reality they choose to ignore. The video shows Lukaku visiting Chelsea’s stadium on a school trip. No doubt he will make it at Stamford Bridge, or so the fans say.

* Gotta love the use of Elbow’s Lippy Kids.

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