Given his undeniable talent and goal scoring, Everton fans must have to count themselves very lucky that Romelu Lukaku still resides at Goodison Park.
While the Toffees remain a very respectable Premier League side, considering the teams who have been linked with Lukaku, his loyalty is admirable.
However, the Belgian’s resolve looks set to be tested with a European juggernaut interested in his signature. Ronald Koeman, if the deal goes ahead, could be set for an unprecedented boost to his transfer fee reserves.
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Lukaku may go through the occasion dry spell when it comes to finishing, but the Belgian is never too far from the scoresheet.
In 135 appearances for Everton, the 23-year-old has collated an impressive 67 goals. It’s been this record that has seen Chelsea kicking themselves that they ever let him go in 2014.
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Moreover, this purple patch has been transferred into this season with Lukaku already mixing it with the league’s sharpest shooters. The highlight of the campaign thus far ultimately proves his dazzling 11-minute hat trick at Sunderland.
The Belgian is also a regular in his national team and has scored goals at the 2014 World Cup and Euro 2016 since becoming an Everton player.
Therefore, it’s not difficult to ascertain just how lucky the Toffees are and how grateful they should be. After all, considering the fees now associated with his name, £28 million now appears an absolute bargain.
One club, in particular, that has been impressed with Lukaku’s form has been Bayern Munich no less.
That’s right, according to The Sun, Everton are currently wielding a striker that’s being actively chased by five-time European Champions. Lukaku and Lewandowski makes for a rather appetising strike force after all.
Incredibly also, the fee the Bavarians are believed to be proposing comes in at a mind boggling £65 million. It would simply prove a bid that Everton couldn’t refuse, regardless of Lukaku’s unrivalled importance to them.
The rumours have emanated from Everton’s recent 1-1 draw at Manchester City, where Bayern Munich representatives were present. Michael Reschke, Bayern’s head of recruitment, was spotted in the stands at the Etihad Stadium.
Furthermore, Lukaku passed his audition with flying colours, writing his name on the scoresheet with a superb solo goal.
So, while it may be concerning for Everton that their star striker is linked with an imminent exit, it’s fair to say that a whopping £65 million would go a long way to soften the blow. A swap deal for Lewandowksi anyone?
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