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Everton boss delighted with Lukaku loan deal

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has expressed his delight with the deadline day addition of Romelu Lukaku to his squad. 

The 20-year-old striker was tipped to secure the main striking role at Stamford Bridge this summer after an impressive loan spell at West Bromwich Albion last term saw Lukaku bag 14 Premier League goals. 

But Chelsea signed Samuel Eto'o from Anzhi Makhachkala on a one-year deal which congested the striking contingent at Chelsea and tempted the Belgian to go out on loan again. 

Martinez knows what a coup the signing is, and speaking to Evertonfc.comthe Spaniard admitted he is delighted with the potential he has to work with in the Chelsea man. 

"It's going to be really exciting to see Romelu developing and growing and if he can do it in an Everton shirt, he's going to bring a lot of smiles to all our fans. It's an exciting period for everyone," he said. 

The Toffees sold Lukaku's fellow Belgian international teammate Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United on deadline day but replaced the frizzy-haired midfielder with Gareth Barry, on loan from Manchester City. 

Lukaku has found it difficult to become a part of Chelsea's plans and Martinez knows it is only a matter of time before the big striker fulfils his potential. 

"He had a massive move at a very young age and we all know what he is capable of doing in the Barclays Premier League," he added. 

Martinez will be eager to deploy the forward as soon as possible but is not expecting him to set the world alight immediately. 

"He's not someone who hasn't had an impact in the league; he's someone that, at just 20-years-old, has huge potential. He's part of a very talented generation in Belgian football," Martinez concluded.

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