Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku has spoken out about his future – and it doesn’t look like he’ll stay around at Everton for long.
The Belgian signed for the Toffees in 2014 after Everton paid a hefty £28 million for his services. He then went on to score over 60 goals in 127 appearances for the Merseyside club.
Lukaku is currently at the 2016 Euros, representing his national side Belgium.
In an interview with GQ, Romelu Lukaku mentioned that there are a lot of clubs that are interested in signing him. He also discussed the prospect of joining the French champions, Paris Saint-Germain.
He said: “PSG are a great club, with a magnificent project, a world-class squad. But everything is in the hands of my agent.
“A lot of clubs are obviously interested in having me in their squad. I have to continue to play well and have a good European Championship so that more clubs are interested in me.
“But I’m still under contract with Everton. We’ll see what happens.”
The new Everton manager, Ronald Koeman, has not yet talked about his plans concerning the Belgian forward. But, it would be a massive loss if he were to let Lukaku leave the club. The Dutch manager said in an interview with ESPN:
“I haven’t spoken to Romelu. From this moment I’m working for Everton, and I will talk to several players. Lukaku is a key player, a goalscorer; you don’t want to lose your best players. If I can do something about that, I will.”
All we can do now is wait and see what happens after Euro 2016. If Lukaku manages to take his national side far in the competition, then his market price will see a notable increase.
Romelu Lukaku will most probably want to move to a high-profile club, in an attempt to prove himself on a grander stage.
Where do you think Lukaku will play next season?