Agent Of Chelsea Outcast Confirms Talks With Spurs Over £25m Move
The agent of Chelsea outcast Romelu Lukaku has confirmed he’s in talks with Spurs over a potential move this summer which could cost the North Londoners £25m
As we approach the business end of the season clubs are starting to make plans for the summer transfer market so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Romelu Lukaku is in talks over a move to Spurs.
The agent of Chelsea outcast Romelu Lukaku has confirmed he is in talks with Tottenham Hotspur over a potential move this summer which could cost the North Londoners £25m, according to the Telegraph.
Lukaku joined Chelsea from Anderlecht in 2011 but has struggled to establish himself at Stamford Bridge, making just 15 appearances for the club, and has been shipped out on loan over the past two years.
The Belgian international spent a hugely successful year with West Brom in 2012/13 that saw him score 17 goals in 35 appearances, and he’s continued that fine form with Everton this season with 12 goals in 24 games for the Toffees so far.
However, despite Jose Mourinho claiming he ‘has no strikers’, the Telegraph suggest the Blues coach is willing to cash in on Lukaku if someone bids £25m, while reports earlier this week claimed he was wanting to use the money raised to fund a £32m move for Diego Costa.
The 20-year-old’s hefty price-tag is likely to make a permanent switch to Everton difficult, but the newspaper states that Tottenham have made Lukaku their No.1 striker target this summer with chairman Daniel Levy prepared to finance the move and offer the player a substantial increase on his £40,000-a-week wages.
It seems Spurs have already started the ball rolling with Lukaku’s agent, Christophe Henrotay, revealing that he’s held talks with Levy over a potential switch to White Hart Lane, but nothing has been agreed as yet.
“I’m looking for a club for Romelu. And yes, I’ve talked to Daniel Levy once, but that doesn’t mean Romelu will definitely join Spurs. That’s not a talking point at this moment.
“There aren’t 20 teams that can afford to buy Romelu. He won’t go from Everton to, let’s say, Swansea. There’s also a difference between Everton that plays against relegation and an Everton that fights for European football.” Henrotay is quoted as saying in the Telegraph.
Lukaku certainly doesn’t look like he has a future at Chelsea so a move to Spurs could be good for him if he wants to remain in the Premier League, but a lot may depend on the North Londoners managerial situation.
Tottenham have endured a difficult season and it looks like they may have yet another change in manager this summer with Tim Sherwood under increasing pressure after disappointing losses to Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool all-but ending their top-four hopes for another year, and it remains to be seen whether Lukaku would be willing to sign for the club without knowing who he’ll be playing under next season.
The youngster has settled in very well at Everton and while finances are tight at Goodison, Roberto Martinez may find that his transfer budget swells if he manages to overhaul Arsenal to finish in the top four, and the lure of Champions League football may be a tempting prospect for Lukaku, so I wouldn’t discount the Merseysiders from the race just yet.
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