Romelu Lukaku is uncertain about his footballing future, as Chelsea's signing of Diego Costa has rendered his chance of first team football at the Blues highly unlikely next season.
The 21-year-old Belgian has spent the last two seasons away from Stamford Bridge at West Brom and then Everton, finding the net regularly. It appears that now is decision time for Lukaku as he looks to secure a long term future and first team football, even if that means leaving Chelsea.
Regarding his future Lukaku told Sky: "It depends what is the best for me, where the most ambition is and where is the best place for me to do develop as a young player.
"I’m still 21 but I think I’m experienced enough. I’ve played a lot of games and scored a lot of goals, now I want to win titles and be one of the best."
He also confirmed that Chelsea hadn't yet tried to speak to him about his future. He added: "I want to go on holiday first and rest with my parents and then we will see".
The Belgian had a great spell at Everton scoring 15 goals in 31 appearances and coming close to helping Roberto Martinez's men end the top four's monopoly on the Champions League.
Thus, naturally, they are interested in a permanent deal for the striker but wouldn't be able to afford the £20 million that it is thought Chelsea would demand. Jose Mourinho would want Lukaku's wages off the books at Stamford Bridge if he departed and so another loan is highly unlikely.
A more likely destination is Atletico Madrid, as they are on the lookout for a new striker, following Diego Costa's departure. Lukaku could go the other way, as Costa's departure means Diego Simone's side have the funds to afford Chelsea's valuation and wage demands of the young Belgian.
So, if Chelsea can't reassure the forward about his role in London, don't be surprised to see him heading to La Liga as Atletico Madrid's new talisman.
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