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16th Mar, 2017 | 3:12pm

Roberto Martinez makes bold claim about Everton 23-year-old

By Harvey Byrne

Former Everton boss Roberto Martinez has boldly claimed that Romelu Lukaku has the most potential for a striker in world football.

The 43-year-old Spanish manager is currently in charge of Lukaku’s national team in Belgium.

The 23-year-old striker has been linked with a move away from the Toffees for a while now and in the week it was revealed that he had turned down a new deal at the club.

The powerful front man has been thought of highly for a number of years now after breaking through the Anderlecht youth ranks and Martinez has hailed him among the best.

HLN journalist Kristof Terreur quoted the international manager on his personal Twitter account from Belgian TV network PlaySports.

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Lukaku made the switch to the Toffees in an initial loan deal from Chelsea in 2013 under Martinez.

The ex-Wigan and Swansea boss then splashed out a club record £28million fee to secure his services and the striker has so far proved his worth for the team.

The powerhouse has returned a sensational 81 goals and 28 assists for Everton in 156 appearances in total and doesn’t look to be stopping with 20 of those strikes coming in the current campaign.

In other Everton news, this Toffees defender is ready to return from injury against Hull this weekend.

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