Reports coming out of Goodison Park today suggest that Romelu Lukaku wants to leave Everton this summer, possibly opening up a transfer to Arsenal if Arsene Wenger is interested.
Lukaku reportedly said to the Daily Star “I’m at a point where I have to make a good career choice, we have a new investor at Everton and out of courtesy I will listen to what he has to say. But I have my own ideas in mind. I want to win titles.”
A disappointing season for the Toffees saw the club finish in 11th place.
However Lukaku managed to score 25 goals which made him comfortably top scorer for the club. It is understood that clubs including Chelsea and Manchester United will show interest in the Belgian striker in the coming weeks, but with Arsenal reportedly in the market for a striker it would not be surprising if the North London club made an offer as Lukaku is Premier League proven and is still only 23 years old.
Romelu added “I have had a very good season, but it is time for me to write myself a CV. That is why I play football. I got that trophy-winning mind-set from Chelsea.”
These comments surely must add Lukaku’s name to Wenger’s shortlist of strikers. If reports are accurate then Lukaku could join Morata on the target list – the Juventus striker has been strongly linked with Arsenal over the past couple of weeks with reports coming out today stating that Arsenal will have to match a £38 million price tag set by Real Madrid if they want to lure the Spaniard to the Emirates stadium in the summer.
Others who the club are seemingly interested in include Icardi, Slimani and Janssen.
Based off of Lukaku’s comments in this interview with the Daily Star and comments made in the past, Romelu Lukaku seems to have an ambitious perspective on football. Evidently, he desires Champions League football, something that Arsenal can provide, and he also wants trophies, something which Arsenal can possibly provide in the coming years.
The Belgian added “People in Belgium don’t see me playing for Everton, but I am respected by fans, managers and experts like Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness and Thierry Henry.”