Everton’s Romelu Lukaku currently sits top of the Premier League goal-scoring charts for the 2016/17 domestic campaign – above the likes of Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea’s Diego Costa.
After registering a further flurry of goals in front of the Goodison Park faithful this term, it remains somewhat difficult to envisage the powerful Belgian centre-forward sticking it out among his current employers for the long-term future – especially with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and even Barcelona reportedly in the hunt for the striker’s signature.
Lukaku definitely remains in fine form right in the here and now of course…
✅ 1st to score 20 PL goals
✅ 1st Everton player to score 20 goals in PL season
✅ 4th player to score 80+ PL goals before 24 pic.twitter.com/lmqsHXvkg6
— Football Facts (@FootbalIFact) 18 March 2017
…yet some Everton fans aren’t ruling out the prospect of him leaving come the end of the season…
The fans were great, and Lukaku responded. He loves the club, but if we can't match his ambition, I'll wish him all the best. #EFC
— Royal Blue Everton (@RoyalBlueEFC) 18 March 2017
With everything the striker has achieved in 2016/17…
Middlesbrough have now scored 20 Premier League goals. Just one behind Romelu Lukaku in the race for the Golden Boot.
— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) 19 March 2017
…coupled with all the goals registered by Lukaku in several previous campaigns…
Lukaku makes it 21 and he's on his way to be the first Everton player to score 30 league goals for 31 years. ?
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 18 March 2017
…many high flying Premier League clubs would seemingly love to have him on board next season…
Lukaku would be an amazing replacement for Ibra.
— Lisa Johnson (@girlmanutd) 18 March 2017
…especially in light of current circumstances…
Maybe Koeman should replace Wenger & bring Lukaku with him.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) 18 March 2017
Although many Everton supporters have praised Lukaku for the way he has conducted himself in recent weeks…
Rather Lukaku say it how it is, than have a Phil Neville or Tim Cahill.
— Paul Griffiths (@PaulGriffiths2) 15 March 2017
…surely it’s only a matter of time before the in-form centre-forward embarks upon a more prestigious challenge within his top-flight career?
Ronald Koeman telling Lukaku to honour his contract is like Keith Richards telling kids to keep off drugs,
— Andy Cummings (@SaintAndy83) 16 March 2017