Romelu Lukaku Opens Up About Not Signing A New Contract With Everton

"I can be world class, but I need the right platform"

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With 19 goals to his name already this season, Romelu Lukaku is in the best form of his career at Everton, but it looks like he won't be there for much longer.

According to sources at Sky Sports, the big Belgian striker with a left foot like a traction engine has grown frustrated at the club's lack of ambition, and is ready to make the move to a club with Champions League and title-winning aspirations.

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"Everton as a football club has a great history, but the future has to be written, you get me?" he said yesterday at a community outreach event. "Instead of living in the past, you have to think ahead.

"We always talk about the [Everton] teams of the 1980s and 1970s and it was great, but we want the fans talking about now. No disrespect, but you want to remembered as well. You cannot only be remembered by scoring goals, you want to be remembered by winning trophies.

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"You have to think how this club has to grow, how it has to improve, which player does it want to bring in so you can challenge for the big trophies."

Romelu Lukaku, but jumping

Lukaku's contract at Everton is set to run out in 2018, and he has already told the board that he will not consider signing an improved offer, citing the club's lack of progress as the main reason.

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"Sometimes I will speak to Vincent Kompany who was at [Manchester] City when it all happened. He said, 'Rom, one summer I just came in and boom, boom, boom, boom… Robinho from there, that guy came in, this guy came in, this guy came in [clicking fingers] and then everyone was criticising them but at the end they won league titles, FA Cup here, League Cups there.

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"I don't know what the board's plan is, but there were some players I knew the club could have got and they didn't, and they're playing in this league. I am not saying names, but they are doing well."

Lukaku was also asked if he could become one of the world's best strikers.

"Definitely. But to do that, you need the platform to show yourself," he said. "Then you are talking about Champions League and whatever types of games. I don't want to go into details on that but you just follow the path that is in front of you. Whatever type of situation, I just try to deliver."

While Everton might not be winning many trophies, they do take home the silverware when it comes to the worst signing announcement photos in the league.

Just awful!