Everton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that is confident about Romelu Lukaku‘s future at Goodison Park despite several rumors linking the Belgian star with a move back to Chelsea next summer.
The Toffee’s head coach said today: “The deal wasn’t agreed; 99.9 per cent is not 100 per cent and they are still trying to get the contract over the line. That’s what I know from the board.”
Lukaku recently claimed that ‘Everton as a football club has a great history, but the future has to be written’.
Koeman responded to the Belgian forward: “Of course I am not happy about that interview because, firstly, if Everton is not a club with a lot of ambition, I wasn’t the manager in Everton.
“Secondly, and I spoke with Rom this morning, I know it’s difficult but if you are a player, prepare yourself to play well and score goals – the rest needs to be done by the manager and the club.
“I spoke with Rom about this project. We had several talks about the future. But I am not so afraid about his situation because the player has two years more on his contract. Of course [I am confident of keeping him] and everybody knows what can happen in football. But you need to respect your contract”.
Lukaku showed his desire to play the Champions League and winning titles in the future, as a football player wants to be remembered.
“Every player has ambition, likes to play for titles, play in the Champions League. That’s a normal ambition. What we want to do and like to do is to show everyone that if there is one club out of the big six to make the next step then its Everton”.