Three Lukaku replacements Everton need to be scouting

Whether in the summer of 2017 or 2018, Romelu Lukaku is going to be leaving Everton.

He has decided against signing a new contract with the Merseyside club and it is surely most likely that the Toffees will cash in on their Belgian striker before his current deal expires. The Premier League’s current leading goal scorer has been brilliant this season once again and could be sold for a near world record fee.

Other forwards signed by Everton of late have hardly worked out, so their following recruitment should Lukaku leave the club will need to be absolutely spot on. As tough as it may be to take for Ronald Koeman, Lukaku is not irreplaceable and there are plenty of players that will be available considering how much revenue he will generate.

Everton have strong financial backing now, which opens up endless options. Strikers can be notoriously patchy in form and streaky in their goal scoring, making the decision to sign a player all the more challenging.