Romelu Lukaku: ‘I Have Made My Decision Over Everton Future’
Posted by Bryan | Published on March 25, 2017
Romelu Lukaku has declared that a decision on his future has already been made, amidst increasing speculation that he is set to quit Goodison Park in the near future after sensationally turning down a new deal.
According to the Mirror, Lukaku responded when asked on Friday about the situation, saying, “The decision has already been made so I can’t talk about that.”
It is understood that the Belgian striker wants to test himself against Europe’s top teams in the Champions League and is reconsidering his Everton future as the Merseyside club remains unable to break into the top four, a feat they have not achieved since 2005. With Everton not looking likely to become a club challenging in the Champions League in the near future, Lukaku could be forced to trigger an exit if he is to fulfil his Champions League ambitions.
Defending his stand, Lukaku revealed:
“There is nothing wrong with ambition. You have to embrace it and where you are as a footballer.”
“I’ve made a long way until now but the road is still long and I know I have to improve and get better. I want to help Everton as much as I can, as well as the national team. I think a lot of stuff can be achieved.”
The Everton forward also acknowledged that his stand could be easily misinterpreted as arrogance by the fans, but hopes that they can understand his ambition to win titles and trophies during his career as he strives to be the best.
“Sometimes people will mistake things that I say but it’s just ambition that I have; I want to win titles and trophies and I don’t think people should take that as arrogance — people should embrace it,” said the Belgian.
“This is what footballers need to achieve if they want to become the best, and I think young kids need to learn that too.”