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Lukaku’s Champions League Tweets Only Add Fuel To Rumours Of An Everton Departure

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Romelu Lukaku of Everton celebrates scoring his sides fourth goal during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on February 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Romelu Lukaku has taken to Twitter to express his love for the Champions League, which has consequently refuelled rumours of him leaving Everton in the summer.

The Belgian striker was linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain a few months back and last month the Daily Star reported he refused to rule out a summer return to Chelsea.

In the past, Lukaku has made no secret of his desire to play in Europe’s premier competition and he tweeted his adoration for the UCL after Wednesday’s thrilling match between Manchester City and Monaco.

While the post was in no way expressing a desire to leave Everton, it was a definite reaffirmation of wanting to play in the competition. If that wasn’t enough, just minutes later he posted another tweet with a similar sentiment.

Some will say he was just giving an opinion on a tournament which most players aspire to play in, however critics will argue he should keep his views to himself as to not upset his current club.

In the comments section of both posts, Twitter users believe the Everton board will be unhappy and that Lukaku is hinting at wanting a move.

The 23-year-old has scored 16 goals in 24 league games this season, helping Everton up to seventh position. They’re currently nine points off the top four, with a Europa League spot almost certainly being their only hope of European football next season.

Recent reports in state that Everton are preparing for a Lukaku departure, with Palermo striker Ilija Nestorovski named as a potential replacement.

Apparently, Toffees boss Ronald Koeman recently sent scouts to Italy to watch the Macedonian striker and is willing to pay £17 million for his signature.

With three months of the season remaining, there’s sure to be more speculation regarding Lukaku’s Everton future as well as possible replacements. However, he may want to cut back on the social media posts in the meantime.

Peter Reynolds, Pundit Arena

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