Everton newbie defends choice

Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)Romelu Lukaku believes that he has made the right choice in joining Everton on loan from Chelsea.

The Burly Belgian was linked with a return to West Brom shortly before the transfer deadline, but instead opted for a move to Goodison Park.

Lukaku spent last season with the Baggies, netting 17 Premier League goals and gaining a reputation as one of the division’s top young players.

Despite having the opportunity to make a return to the Hawthorns, the 20-year-old believes that Everton was the right choice for him:

“It was a crazy evening. I was sitting in my hotel room in Brussels when the phone went to tell me I was going out on loan again. It was 7pm, and that was the first I knew of it,” he told the Daily Mail.

“There had not been a mention of it before then, but after speaking to my parents, I decided to take the plunge.

“Different clubs called me and I had to take the right decision. Roberto Martinez called me for 30 minutes and explained me what he expects from me.

“I decided that Everton was the best choice. They are a more prominent club than West Brom where I had a good time. The important thing, at 20, is to be playing, and while West Brom was an option, Everton was a better one.”

Lukaku will be forced to sit out of Everton’s first game since his arrival due to the conditions of his loan move, as the Merseysiders face Chelsea.

Although he is still a Blues player, the youngster is hoping that his new team-mates can get a positive result.

“Yes, I have to be honest,” he added, when asked if he wants Everton to win this weekend.

Lukaku was expected to stay in London, but Chelsea’s signing of Samuel Eto’o convinced Jose Mourinho to send him out on loan.

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