Everton in line for huge transfer boost from £75million star - report
By Tom Blackburn
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is set to perform a dramatic U-turn and commit his future to the club, according to a report.
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.
The Mirror now claim that Lukaku has come round to the idea of staying following Farhad Moshiri’s takeover andthe appointment of new manager Ronald Koeman.
Moshiri arrived at the Toffees recently and it is said that Lukaku believes this means they can qualify for the elite competition for the first time.
It would be a huge boost for Everton, who, according to the Daily Telegraph, value the club’s record £28million signing at £75million following his exploits over the last three years at Goodison Park.
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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.
“I need to talk to the club,” he said, as quoted by the Express.
Everton’s number 10, who moved to England from Anderlecht back in 2011, scored an impressive 25 goals in all competitions in what was a disappointing season under manager Roberto Martinez.
Over the past few weeks it has appeared that Koeman is readying himself to lose Lukaku, and Football Insider reported his interest in Southampton striker Graziano Pelle who has excelled at Euro 2016.
In other Everton news, Koeman has turned his attention to former Dutch protege as he seeks a reunion.