London, England – Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku completed his switch from Anderlecht to Chelsea on Thursday on a transfer fee reported to be as much as $33 million.
Lukaku, 18, will be eligible to play Saturday against West Bromwich in the English Premier League.
"Amazing. It's a dream come true," Lukaku told Chelsea's website. "I dreamed to play here since I was 10 years old, thinking about shaking hands with all those players like John Terry and Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba.
"It's amazing to arrive here in a big club with big ambition. It was just what I was searching for."
Lukaku, who is 6-foot-4, has already has played 10 matches for Belgium and had 16 goals for Anderlecht last season.