Romelu Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku Set to Stay With Everton

Romelu Lukaku EvertonRomelu Lukaku is set to perform a U-turn and commit his future to Everton, according to the Daily Mirror.

The paper believes that Lukaku, 23, has been impressed by majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri’s ambitious plans for the Blues.

And the striker is ready to sit down and hold talks over extending his stay at Goodison Park upon his return from his summer vacation.

Lukaku had given numerous interviews in recent weeks about his desire to leave Everton for a Champions League club.

However, his chances of leaving have diminished after Napoli and Juventus were priced out of moves for him due to Everton’s £65 million price tag.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have signed Lukaku’s Belgian international team-mate Michy Batshuayi for £33 million – a move that put paid to his chances of returning to Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku currently earns around £80,000 a week at Everton, but his salary could be dwarfed by the arrival of compatriot Axel Witsel, who is believed to be offered over £100,000-per-week to join the Toffees.

Lukaku scored 25 goals in all competitions for Everton last season, but he could not prevent the Merseyside outfit from finishing in the bottom half of the Premier League for a second successive season.

Then-manager Roberto Martinez was sacked for poor performances and results over the course of the 2015/16 campaign, and was replaced by Ronald Koeman three weeks ago.

The Dutchman is keen to retain the services of Lukaku, and believes the 6’2 forward can lead his attack with renewed vigour ahead of his maiden campaign in charge.

Since joining Everton – initially on a season-long loan – Lukaku has netted 61 goals in 127 appearances for the club.

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Tom Power is a 28 year old trainee journalist and assistant editor of NSNO.
  

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