Post by Everton News. on Mar 15, 2017 12:10:23 GMT
Romelu Lukaku LATEST: ‘No-one should worry, he is OUR player’, Everton chief Farhad Moshiri tells talkSPORT
Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has told talkSPORT that Romelu Lukaku’s decision to reject a new contract is ‘not an issue’.
Stunning reports on Tuesday tipped the Belgian hitman to be the subject of a big summer transfer war after turning down the offer of a five-year deal worth more than £100,000 a week to stay at Goodison Park.
The news came as shock to the club and its fans, who were assured by agent Mino Raiola the deal to tie up their star man’s long-term future was '99.99999999 per cent' done.
Lukaku has scored 25 goals for club and country this season and is keen to play Champions league football, with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Juventus and Real Madrid linked with possible move for the 23-year-old in the summer.
But, with over two years left to run on his current contract, Moshiri has urged fans not to worry about the situation.
Speaking to talkSPORT, the Toffees chief said: “It’s not an issue.
“The club is confident with the strong relationship it has with the player and the agent.
“He has two-and-a-half years left on his contract and the new, improved contract is recognition of what he’s done for the club.
“No-one should worry, he is OUR player.”
It is understood the offer from Everton is still on the table, and that talks with the player will continue.
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Even if he does sign , there is no guarantee he will stay.. We had better start planning life without Rom tbh
First he's signing a contract, then he's not, then it's all go again and then not - geez sake, do one thing or another, sick of hearing about this
I think Rom has been a great asset to our team, but I wish he would just make up his mind once and for all and either sign a contract buzz off and let Everton get on with things. Personally I think his pain in the arse agent has a lot to do with Rom's indecisions and can only hope Koeman gets him to see sense.