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Everton Signs Romelu Lukaku From Chelsea For a Fee of £28million

romelu lukaku2 Everton Signs Romelu Lukaku From Chelsea For a Fee of £28million

It’s not often that a Premier League club officially announces how much they’ve paid for a footballer, but in the case of Everton Football Club, the Toffees proudly announced today via its Twitter account that the club has signed Romelu Lukaku on a five-year deal for a fee of £28million.

For a club like Everton that has had to squeeze as much out of the limited money available to them for transfers, this is a huge deal. The £28million signing is a club-record fee. The previous record was the £15million Everton paid to sign Marouane Fellaini from Standard Liege in 2008.

“Romelu Lukaku deserves to be happy,” said Jose Mourinho, during a press conference today, where the Chelsea manager wished his former striker the best of luck.

The Belgium and Everton striker will wear the number 10 shirt for the Goodison Park club.

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4 Responses to Everton Signs Romelu Lukaku From Chelsea For a Fee of £28million

  1. Scott Goin says:

    £28 million was more than I wanted Everton to spend for Lukaku but it’s probably fair to both clubs. At his young age and under Martinez’s tutelage, I’m fairly confident he’ll be worth more than that in 2 or 3 years.

    This is certainly a statement of intent from Everton. A team can’t realistically hope to compete for Champions League in the Premier League without a top notch striker. Lukaku certainly has the potential and ambition to be such a player.

    Everton are probably tapped out financially at this point. They’ll need to find a few more pieces in the bargain bin or loan market and then they’ll be set for their season in Europe.

  2. brn442 says:

    28 million is a lot for Everton to spend on one player, especially one that has yet to fully establish himself. However,its a good marriage for club and player. I hope it pays off.

  3. yespage says:

    If he continues with his form of last season, it’ll be a steal for Everton.

  4. 50 says:

    Would have taken him in a second at Liverpool.

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