Romelu Lukaku has finally had his future determined as it is being reported that the Belgian striker has signed a five-year deal with Everton.
Yesterday it was reported that Chelsea were asking £30 million for the player, but Everton is believed to have signed the player for £28.5 million with his weekly wage being £75,000.
If that amount is correct, it will be a club record signing for the Merseyside club.
Sky Sports Belgian football correspondent has “confirmed” the transfer and Lukaku himself posted this photo on his Twitter account:
Details are still developing, but the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport is saying the deal was agreed late Monday night after Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho gave his permission.
The Belgian international spent a season on loan at West Bromwich Albion in 2012-13, making 35 appearances and scoring 17 goals. He was once again sent out on loan to Everton last season and helped the club finish fifth place on the Premier League table.
Lukaku made 31 appearances for the Toffees while scoring 15 goals; as the Merseyside club battled with Arsenal for the final Champions League spot until the dying weeks of the season.
The striker also made four appearances for Belgium during this summer’s World Cup in Brazil. He played a part in both of his country’s goals (scoring one and assisting the other) while helping Belgium advance into the quarter-finals of the tournament.