Everton's Lukaku makes another statement with late double

Mar 19, 2017, 00:34
Everton's Lukaku makes another statement with late double

The Belgian is the Premier League's leading scorer with 21 goals. I spoke to Rom this morning and I know it is hard but if you are a player prepare yourself to play good and score goals.

For now, Lukaku has turned down a new contract at Everton and looks to have his sights set on a move elsewhere.

The Toffees had been confident the Belgium worldwide would sign a new five-year deal thought to be worth around £140,000 a week.

Everton fans refused to turn on the 23-year-old and instead roared when his name was announced over the speakers before the game.

The hosts were leading 2-0 when Lukaku struck twice in added time to seal his side's sixth successive home league win.

After reportedly declining to sign a new contract which would have made him Everton's highest-paid player ever, his days at the club appear numbered despite his goals having pushed them to the fringe of the battle for Champions League football.

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Lukaku then grabbed one himself on 90 minutes when Valencia turned provider, allowing the striker to slot the ball past Eldin Jakupovic.

The Toffees are unlikely to end up in the top four this season, but there is a very good chance that they could finish in the top six.

"But I think everybody needs to understand ambitions, and his situation I tried to explain - he's a professional player and his commitment maybe looks different because of two or three quotes in the press but he is young and we can see these things".

Everton suffered a setback when midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin was forced off with an injury in the 30th minute.

Manchester United and Chelsea have been given fresh hope in their pursuit of Romelu Lukaku after Ronald Koeman revealed that the striker will have the final say on whether he leaves Everton this summer.