Is it only a matter of time before Everton lose their star striker?
In what has proven a rather successful Premier League campaign for Ronald Koeman and his newfound Everton side so far this season, Romelu Lukaku seems to have once again contributed massively to the Tofffee’s triumphs with five well taken goals already registered in 2016/17.
The big Belgian centre-forward would currently be sitting joint-top of the overall Premier League goal-scorers charts if it hadn’t been for the equally potent exploits of Chelsea’s Diego Costa of late. But even though Lukaku could plausibly begin to suffer something of a dry spell later on this campaign, the immediate future looks to be a rather rosy place for the 23-year-old striker.
Romelu Lukaku’s recent goal-scoring form seemingly hasn’t gone amiss among some of Europe’s most elite footballing outfits however, so unless something drastic happens to the striker’s deadly efficiency over the coming club season – is it only a matter of time before Everton are forced to part ways with their increasingly impressive star centre-forward?
Although most Everton fans would likely find themselves failing to entertain such a notion even at the best of times, the answer could well be – yes. Let’s face it, whilst Ronald Koeman’s side have certainly impressed for large parts of the early 2016/17 season, Romelu Lukaku is arguably too good to stay put among a side who simply can’t guarantee anything close to Champions League qualification for the following league campaign.
Lukaku is fast developing into a world renown Premier League goal-scorer, who has what it takes to issue even the most tightest and organised of defences out there a strong run for their money. Via his powerful hold-up play inside the final third, keen eye for goal in one-on-one situations and relatively quick turn of pace for someone of his towering stature – it’s easy to see why the likes of Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid have consistently been linked with the big man for what seems like every passing summer.
The 23-year-old could potentially serve to set the Spanish La Liga alight under the supervision of Diego Simeone at Atletico. The Vicente Calderon Stadium has been blessed with several elite strikers at the top of their game for quite some time now truth be told, for alongside the likes of Fernando Torres, Sergio Aguero, Diego Forlan, Radamel Falcao and Diego Costa – Romelu Lukaku’s name certainly wouldn’t look out of place.
Yes, it’s quite possible that Lukaku has no intention whatsoever of departing Goodison Park at this particular stage in his career. All the relevant transfer gossip could be little more than sensationalised headline making at best for all we really know – but unless the 23-year-old Belgian international suddenly stops scoring at the drop of a hat this season – it’s going to prove harder and harder for the money men behind the scenes at Goodison to keep Romelu Lukaku safely locked down in Everton colours.
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