Chelsea FC striker Romelu Lukaku is close to making a permanent switch to Everton FC after the striker hinted about his move on social media.
After months of rumours and speculations about Romelu Lukaku’s future at the Chelsea, the Belgium international if finally on the verge of completing his move to Everton after hinting at it on social media.
Romelu Lukaku’s future at Stamford Bridge came under a lot of speculations following the arrival of Diego Costa and Didier Drogba in this transfer window. The Belgium international has being monitored by a host of clubs in Europe, but recent reports suggest that Everton are close to signing Lukaku permanently.
The striker enjoyed another wonderful season on loan from Chelsea, this time with Everton as he amassed 15 goals and 6 assists in 29 starts. But despite managing to outperform every other striker the London club have in their squad, Lukaku faced an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho’s priority this summer was to sign a new striker as lack of goals from his forwards proved costly in the title race last season. The Blues have already signed Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, while Didier Drogba has re-signed on a one year contract. These new arrivals mean Lukaku will drop further down the pecking order next season, and the 21-year-old is desperate to gain regular first team action.
A host of European clubs are monitoring Lukaku’s situation at Stamford Bridge with Juventus, Wolfsburg and Real Madrid being linked with a move for him. But Everton are considered to be the favourites to sign him and recent reports suggest that the 21-year-old is close to completing his move. The reports were fuelled by a tweet from Lukaku’s twitter account which hinted that the deal is close to be announced. It is believed that the deal could be announced in the next few hours and the transfer involved in this deal is believed to be around £24million.
Time to write a new chapter….. pic.twitter.com/1XNjbYXsl4
— R.Lukaku Bolingoli (@RomeluLukaku9) July 30, 2014