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Romelu Lukaku says Everton aren’t matching his ambitions


London (AFP) – Romelu Lukaku claims his desire to play in the Champions League and Everton’s failure to attract top-class players has convinced him not to sign a new contract with the Premier League club.

Lukaku, who is the joint top-scorer in the Premier League with 19 goals, has told Everton he will not sign a new deal which would have made him the club’s first £100,000-plus-a-week player.

Everton are still hoping to convince their star to agree an extended deal, but the 23-year-old Belgian striker appears determined to force a transfer to a bigger club.

“To do that, you need the platform to show yourself,” he said when asked about his desire to be ranked along with the world’s best forward. 

“Then you are talking about Champions League and whatever types of games. I don’t want to go into details on that but you just follow the path that is in front of you. Whatever type of situation, I just try to deliver.

“But as a team you want to be the best. I want my team to be the best. At the end of the day, the big aim in football is to win as many titles as you can, so we need to try more, give a bit more.

“Everton as a football club has a great history. But the future has to be written. You get me? Because we always talk about the teams of the 80s and 70s and if you look it was great. But we as players we want the fans talking about us instead of us talking about them.”

Everton splashed out on Morgan Schneiderlin and Yannick Bolasie earlier this season, but Lukaku believes there needs to be a bigger influx of top players.

“Instead of living in the past, you have to think ahead,” he added. 

“How this club has to grow, how this club has to improve, which player does it want to bring in so you can challenge for the big trophies.

“Then like sometimes I will speak to Vincent Kompany who was at (Manchester) City when it all happened. 

“He said, ‘Rom, one summer I just came in and boom, boom, boom, boom… Robinho from there, that guy came in, this guy came in, this guy came in. 

“They had league titles, FA Cup, League Cups. That is what we want as players.”

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  1. mark williamson

    March 16, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I am tired of these players.. They don’t think that the dream of every player in the league is to win a championship of some sort? Everton looks to be up and coming and I think as a player I would want to be part of that building process, not to go to a clu that wins year in and year out. Where is the challenge in that?

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