Romelu Lukaku Hits Out At A Popular Newspaper

Everton's Romelu Lukaku.

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Romelu Lukaku has hit out at a newspaper for claiming that the striker could sign for Manchester United and snub a move to Chelsea.

English news outlet The Sun, very well known for their controversial reports, wrote a story on Lukaku that claimed the 23-year-old would prefer a move to Manchester United over a return to Stamford Bridge due to Antonio Conte’s tactics.

The Italian manager prefers that his strikers press opposition players and track back – a trait that the news outlet claimed Lukaku did not possess. The reports suggested that the forward was in a dilemma as to which powerhouse he should join in his quest to play Champions League football.

The Belgian, however, appears to have taken an exception to the article, and was quick to hit out at The Sun on his Twitter page. He wrote: “As long as I didn’t make a public statement about my situation please stay out of my business ok?” and followed it up with an emoticon of the sun.

Lukaku has announced that he will not be signing a new contract with Everton, who reportedly offered him a deal worth around £140,000 a week. The Toffees responded to this by slapping a £100 million price tag on him to ward off any potential suitors.

Earlier this year, the Premier League’s current top goalscorer had stated: “Everton as a football club has a great history, but the future has to be written, you get me? We always talk about the teams of the 80s and 70s and it was great, but we we want the fans talking about.

“No disrespect but you want to remembered as well. You want to be remembered by winning trophies at the end of the day. So instead of living in the past, you have to think ahead.

“You have to think how this club has to grow, how it has to improve, which player does it want to bring in so you can challenge for the big trophies. You have to think how this club has to grow, how it has to improve, which player does it want to bring in so you can challenge for the big trophies.

“I don’t know what the board’s plan is, but there were some players I knew the club could have got and they didn’t, and they’re playing in this league. I am not saying names, but they are doing well.”

 



Written by Reyhan Ashley Nath  

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model. Passionate writer who has written for several sites in the past. He’s also an aspiring pianist and creates background music for BlameFootball’s Youtube channel.

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