In news that is a blow to this summer’s rumour mill, but great for Everton fans – Romelu Lukaku is staying put at Goodison Park.
The star striker’s agent, Mino Raiola confirmed that the Belgian has committed his long-term future to the Toffees.
The 23-year-old has been consistently linked with a move away from Merseyside, but it appears Lukaku is now going to stick around for the long-haul.
The Toffees are going well under Ronald Koeman this season, and are only six points off the Champions League spots.
But even if they do miss out on the top-four, a return to Europe looks likely following Manchester United’s EFL Cup win, which means the seventh-placed Premier League side lands a Europa League spot.
Super-agent Mino Raiola confirms on @talkSPORT that Romelu Lukaku has committed his long-term future to Everton.
— Jim White (@JimWhite) February 27, 2017
Lukaku has been at the heart of all Everton’s good-work this season, and his goal in the 2-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday took his tally to 17 for the league campaign.
Sitting alongside Harry Kane and Alexis Sanchez at the top of the scoring, we make it 4/1 Lukaku bags this season’s Premier League Golden Boot.
It’s the fourth time in five seasons that the former Chelsea man has hit at least 15 league goals in a season, and we can now expect to see plenty more of that in the years to come.
Lukaku joined Everton on a permanent basis in 2014 for a fee of around £30m.
With just over two years left to run on his current deal, Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid had all been linked with a move for the striker.
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