Lukaku insists that former Inter Milan striker Adriano applied a similar style of play - and he wanted to follow suit.
"I have a good relationship with people from Brazil," he told ESPN Brazil
"And I really like Brazilian players. When I was little, Adriano was my great idol. Because when I was little, I had the same qualities as him.
"Very strong, shooting with the left was the same. I hope he's going to play again because he's a good player.
"For me he's an idol. I like him a lot."