Football supporters have responded to reports of a potential new waterfront stadium for Everton by mocking Romelu Lukaku’s contract situation.
The Liverpool Echo have reported that a deal to build a new football stadium at the Bramley-Moore docks site is being discussed between Peel and Everton.
Development director at Liverpool Waters for Peel, Lindsey Ashworth, told the publication:
“We’re in quite healthy talks with Everton at the moment, so it’s not finalised yet. But as Peel and as myself I would love to see a stadium on the waterfront.”
A new ground for the Toffees has been mooted for a while, as the club try to break into the Premier League top six and work their way towards bringing European football to the blue half of Merseyside on a regular basis.
One player who could be central to Everton’s improvement is Romelu Lukaku, but there are doubts over his long-term future after he reportedly rejected a £140,000-a-week contract.
The news came as a shock to some fans after the striker’s agent Mino Raiola reiterated numerous times that terms of the new deal were 99.9% agreed.
Football supporters were reminded of that when they heard the latest about the club’s plans for a new waterfront stadium.
Some feel that the deal is unlikely to come off, while others were happy at the stadium news.
@LivEchonews closer than lukaku's contract?
— lloyd bevington (@lloydb1979) March 15, 2017
@LivEchonews yawn new everton stadium.. every couple of months for 10 years. .. never happens… fake news….. yawn
— mark kavanagh (@kav2216) March 15, 2017
@LivEchonews 3 redrow houses sealed the deal?
— Vinny James (@VBoy77) March 15, 2017
@LivEchonews is it 99.999% certain
— mark (@markfromanfield) March 15, 2017
— MKn1ght (@mkn1ght) March 15, 2017
@LivEchonews 99.999999999999999% done ?
— digger (@diggerdestroyer) March 15, 2017
— Andrew Vale (@Toffees24) March 15, 2017