Romelu Lukaku wants to be the best striker in the world

By Tom Blackburn

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says the £60million valuation of Romelu Lukaku is too high.

Lukaku has been heavily linked with a move away from Goodison Park and it was said that the Belgian wanted to be at a European heavyweight with Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Arsenal among the clubs interested.

In his column with the Evening Standard, Redknapp said despite his undoubted potential, Lukaku isn’t worth the hefty figure.

“People are talking about Romelu Lukaku now being worth £60million. Is he really? Not on what I’ve seen at Everton or with Belgium during this tournament,” Redknapp wrote.

“Lukaku has a lot of potential but you wouldn’t say a player of his ability should cost that much.”

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A deal for the targetman is far from done, and on Tuesday Everton fans received a boost as it was reported Lukaku may make a massive u-turn about his future at the club.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Everton value the club’s record £28million signing at £75million following his exploits over the last three years at Goodison Park.

The striker played in Belgium’s shock Euro 2016 quarter-final exit to Wales on Friday, and after the match gave little away about about his future.

Everton’s number 10, who moved to Chelsea from Anderlecht back in 2011, scored an impressive 25 goals in all competitions in what was a disappointing season under manager Roberto Martinez.

In other Everton news, they face battle with Euro giants for £20million target.