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Lukaku: My future is decided

Lukaku: My future is decided

By Gary Cotterill, SSN HQ reporter

Last Updated: 06/06/17 7:39am

Romelu Lukaku was the second top scorer in the Premier League last season with 25 goals

Romelu Lukaku was the second top scorer in the Premier League last season with 25 goals

Romelu Lukaku was the second top scorer in the Premier League last season with 25 goals

Romelu Lukaku has told Sky Sports News HQ that he knows where he will be playing next season.

The Everton striker has not signed a new contract and continues to be linked with a move, amid reported interest from Chelsea and Juventus.

Lukaku has remained tight-lipped on his future but on Monday night, after Belgium’s friendly victory over the Czech Republic, he revealed a decision had been made.

“My agent knows what’s going to happen,” the 24-year-old told SSNHQ. “I know what I want to do, and whenever something happens, you guys will know.”

Lukaku had looked to be on the verge of signing a new Everton contract earlier in the campaign, but rejected a new offer at Goodison Park in March, outlining his ambitions to play in the Champions League.

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He scored 25 goals in the Premier League as the Toffees finished seventh behind Manchester United.

Lukaku also described his reactions to Eden Hazard’s injury, having been in Belgium training when the Chelsea midfielder fractured his right ankle last Sunday.

“I was next to him when he slipped,” Lukaku added. “It was the last action of the game and we all thought it was just a twisted ankle.

“He stood up and he was really positive. Then we heard the scan results and we were really disappointed for him, because he’s a key player.

Lukaku battles for the ball in Monday night's friendly with the Czech Republic

Lukaku battles for the ball in Monday night's friendly with the Czech Republic

Lukaku battles for the ball in Monday night’s friendly with the Czech Republic

“He’s had a great season so it’s disappointing for a big player like him to get injured but he’s got a good mentality and he’s a good professional so I hope he comes back really quick.”

Lukaku dedicated Belgium’s win to Cheick Tiote, who died on Monday at the age of 30 after collapsing during a training session in China.

The pair got to know each other at the Anderlecht Academy when Tiote was breaking into the first team.

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“He was there the first year I arrived and I saw him frequently,” Lukaku said. “This is such a shock. He was a really nice guy, a great guy and a leader as well. Every time I saw him after that and played him in the Premier League, he remembered me as a small kid.

“It’s devastating for the players of the Ivory Coast and his family and friends. All our thoughts are with them.”

Next up for Lukaku and Belgium is Friday’s World Cup Qualifier in Estonia, live on Sky Sports 2.




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