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Everton loan will make me 'deadly', says Lukaku

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Lukaku shows off his new Everton shirt number  (©GettyImages)
Lukaku shows off his new Everton shirt number (©GettyImages).

Romelu Lukaku believes his loan spell at Everton will make him 'deadly' in front of goal.

The Belgium international made a deadline day switch to Goodison Park in order to seal regular first-team football before next summer's World Cup in Brazil.

Lukaku was allowed to depart Stamford Bridge after Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho brought in Samuel Eto'o from Anzhi Makhachkala.

The 20-year-old, speaking after Everton's 1-0 win over his parent club, announced his delight at sealing a switch to Roberto Martinez's side:

"Everton is a good team. Another year for me is important for my development," Lukaku told ChelseaTV.

"Everton is a good club for me and you can see it’s a good footballing team. For me it was the most important thing that I could learn on the footballing side and be more clever and much more deadly in front of goal."

Lukaku, who was ineligible to play against Chelsea on Saturday, will be hoping to improve on last season's impressive spell at West Brom.

The powerful forward scored 17 goals for the Baggies during his season-long spell at The Hawthorns, with his highlight at the club being his final day hat-trick against Premier League champions Manchester United.

Lukaku is likely to make his Everton debut on Saturday when his new side face West Ham at Upton Park.

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