Liverpool legend urges Arsenal to sign 25-goal star to win title

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has urged Arsenal to sign Everton star Romelu Lukaku in order to win the Premier League next season.

Lukaku has been heavily linked with a move from Goodison Park in recent weeks, with the striker’s disillusioned at the Toffees’ current lack of progress under manager Roberto Martinez thought to be growing.

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The Merseyside club are dangling in midtable at 12th, once again making Lukaku miss out on his desire to play in the Champions League.

Former club Chelsea are interested in bringing the Belgium international back to Stamford Bridge due Diego Costa’s uncertain future, but Souness, who played 247 games for Liverpool from 1978-1984, believes that a move to Arsenal could be a match made in heaven for both parties.

“Arsenal are still only two finished articles away from winning the league – provided they’re prepared to spend the money required to get them and they’re available,” he wrote in his column for The Times.

“They need a centre-back to replace Per Mertesacker and a goalscorer – Romelu Lukaku is worth considering. If they need to spend £100m to get them, they should.

“Some stability could stand Arsenal in good stead amid all the change. If they stand by Wenger, and get the right players in, they could get off to a flying start while new managers are settling in elsewhere.”

Despite not scoring in his last seven league appearances for Everton, Lukaku still has 25 goals in 44 games in all competitions, providing an additional six assists.