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10th Apr, 2017 | 10:01am

Former boss: This Everton star is ambitious and ready for a 'big, big move'

By Matt Bullin

Former Belgium and current Algeria boss Georges Leekens has claimed that Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is ready for a ‘big, big move.’

Lukaku was on target twice on Sunday as the Toffees beat Leicester 4-2 at Goodison Park.

The Belgian striker now has 23 Premier League goals this term in his 31 appearances, and is the league’s top scorer.

Leekens, former Belgium boss said, as quoted by the Daily Mail: “He’s not a boy anymore. He’s confident and ready for a big, big move.

“Romelu has always been ambitious and Everton aren’t at the level of Barcelona, a Real Madrid or a Chelsea.”

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Lukaku moved to Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 in what Leekens claims was a dream move, but it didn’t work out at the time.

The striker was loaned out to West Brom and then Everton before a permanent move to Goodison Park in 2014  proved the catalyst in catapulting Lukaku into the world’s elite.

Lukaku also has 23 international goals to his name in his 53 appearances for Belgium.

The win against Leicester leaves Everton in seventh place, level on points on Arsenal, although the Gunners play Crystal Palace tonight.

The Toffees fans will be hoping that Leekens is not right in his assessment of Lukaku, because he is key to Everton challenging for bigger things in the future.

However, even the most ardent fans must be resigned to a big club moving for him in the summer.

In other Everton news, Koeman delivered his verdict on his sides’ 4-2 win on Twitter.

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