Mertens sent message to Lukaku

Napoli striker Dries Mertens became the first Belgian to attain 100 goals in Serie A and celebrated with a message for Romelu Lukaku.

Mertens netted a brace within the Azzurri’s 2-0 win over Roma on Sunday.

The first one came from a free-kick, while the other was a header after a well-worked move created by Lorenzo Insigne and Matteo Politano.

The 33-year-old celebrated his achievement on Twitter: “Very pleased with this new milestone: First Belgian player to succeed in 100 goals in Serie A. Hurry up Romelu Lukaku.”

Mertens has 133 goals in 349 games with Napoli across all competitions.

Lukaku, who joined Inter within the summer of 2019, has 59 goals in 85 games altogether competitions with the Nerazzurri and 42 goals in 64 Serie A matches.

How long will he take to reach his compatriot?

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