Romelu Lukaku Poised To Join Everton On A 5-Year Deal

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.


10 thoughts on “Romelu Lukaku Poised To Join Everton On A 5-Year Deal”

  1. I hope Chelsea doesn’t regret this move. What happens if Costa gets injured? We have a 36yr old and a toothless Torres….Here we go again!

    1. Yeah, Jose must really hate this kid. Seemed like a no-brainer to bring him back and let him be Drogba’s apprentice for a year.

      Sure makes us Evertonians happy, though.

  2. Its possible that Jose can see attitude issues with Lukaku. He has consistently demanded guaranteed playing time at Chelsea, just before being sent out on loan the last 2 seasons, and then there were the rumors of his attitude issues this summer at the WC, when he was subbed & then benched.

    I really hope this works out for Everton. Its a bit risky considering the fee they are rumored to be paying, plus the wages he’ll be on.

    1. I don’t think as a young player that wanting to assure yourself of playing time should be seen as having an attitude. There’s far too many young kids who join one of the cash-rich clubs and just accept a small role on a massive wage. If you have ambition, you want the opportunity to go out and prove yourself.

      It sounds like the fee is around the £22 – £25 million range. At least that’s what the Guardian is reporting. He’s only 21 and his value should only grow in the next 4 years. His wage isn’t that much either, £70k a week. Luke Shaw is making almost double that.

      This is a still a bit of a risk but Everton need a world-class striker to compete for Champions League. Lukaku might be a touch below that right now but under Roberto Martinez’s tutelage, I have high hopes for his future.

      1. I agree Lukaku is not world class yet. He may get there but he is raw and disappears at times. Still, I’m very pleased for Everton and glad he remains in the PL.

        For Chelsea… wow. They have done so well this window but I still don’t get it. An old Drogba and Torres as the backups to an unproven PL player? Costa will probably do well but why not let Lukaku be the #2?

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