Everton’s In-Demand Star Romelu Lukaku Says Decision Has Been Made Over His Future
Everton contract rebel Romelu Lukaku has made up his mind and knows where he will be playing next season.
The Belgian forward has been under the radar of top-flight European clubs following his sublime for the Toffees this season.
Earlier, he was coy to reveal anything about his future but on Monday, after Belgium’s friendly win over Czech Republic, he admitted that he has now made a final decision.
Lukaku said: “My agent knows what’s going to happen. I know what I want to do, and whenever something happens, you guys will know.”
Former Chelsea player Romelu Lukaku is now set to part ways with Everton after he reversed his decision to sign a new deal at Goodison Park.
Earlier in December, the Belgian striker’s agent Mino Raiola had claimed that he was 99.9999 per cent sure that Lukaku would agree terms over a new deal with the Toffees.
But now, The Belgian superstar has refused to sign a new £130,000-a-week contract with the Toffees as he is aware that he can pocket more cash elsewhere and is also eager to return to back to Champions League action
He displayed incredible form this season at Everton – with 25 goals to his name that helped the club to finish seventh in the Premier League table – behind Manchester United.
He also gave a reaction on Eden Hazard’s injury.
Lukaku added: “I was next to him when he slipped. It was the last action of the game and we all thought it was just a twisted ankle.”
“He stood up and he was really positive. Then we heard the scan results and we were really disappointed for him, because he’s a key player.”
“He’s had a great season so it’s disappointing for a big player like him to get injured but he’s got a good mentality and he’s a good professional so I hope he comes back really quick.”
Lukaku dedicated Belgium’s win to Cheick Tiote, who died on Monday at the age of 30 after collapsing during a training session in China.
He said: “He was there the first year I arrived and I saw him frequently. This is such a shock. He was a really nice guy, a great guy and a leader as well. Every time I saw him after that and played him in the Premier League, he remembered me as a small kid.”
“It’s devastating for the players of the Ivory Coast and his family and friends. All our thoughts are with them.”