According to Jim White, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has agreed a new five-year deal with the club, despite a myriad of links over the course of the past summer following some wonderfully impressive form on Merseyside.
This weekend saw the Belgian become the Toffees’ highest ever goalscorer in the Premier League at the tender age of 23 and there’s little doubt he’s one of the most promising young forwards on the continent right now. So, it was little surprise to see him linked with a return to former club Chelsea as a potential Diego Costa replacement of late, though talkSPORT claim a new five-year deal is imminent.
Though contracts mean little in modern day football, the Goodison Park outfit are now backed by huge investment and, with Ronald Koeman at the helm, the fact they have seemingly secured the future of one of their most important players has, naturally, caused a storm on Twitter.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how fans reacted on social media.
— Pep M (@chelseapep) March 7, 2017
@ Romelu lukaku come home. #cfc
— chukwuebuka nsobundu (@chuckz99) March 7, 2017
— Izzo (@izzdashizz79) March 7, 2017
— the esk (@theesk) March 7, 2017
— Einar Angeltveit (@eangeltveit) March 7, 2017
— Ian Gallagher (@caserdia) March 7, 2017