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21-Year-Old Everton Star Can Be The Best Player In The World – Teammate

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has backed his teammate Romelu Lukaku to become the best player in the world, having opened the scoring in sensational style against West Brom at the weekend, giving Everton their first win of the new season, as reported by the Daily Mirror.

His goal against his former side was his first of the new campaign, having made his loan move to the Toffees permanent this summer for £28 million. While Chelsea were keen to sell, Howard is of the belief that Lukaku can go on to surpass all expectations and go on to become one of the best players in the world.

Howard partly credits the youngster’s attitude, saying that unlike many young stars, the Belgian international works incredibly hard to improve.

The American shot stopper said: “He wants to be the best footballer in the world, he really does.

“That’s what he thinks of himself. He gets his head down and he works, and we push him.

“He’s electric, he’s alive, he celebrates goals in training, everything counts to him. Everything matters. That’s what you want to see. There are too many young kids that take it for granted. Romelu doesn’t. He cost a lot of money but he is not arrogant, he is hungry.

“He was always going to go for a big fee, but he is not affected by that stuff. He is a kid, a kid who likes to play video games and play football, that’s it – even the video games are football.

“He is not going to get distracted. With guys of his talent, the sky is the limit.”

Everton kick off their Europa League campaign this Thursday against VFL Wolfsburg at Goodison Park. Boss Roberto Martinez is keen for the side to do well in the competition, having qualified for it by finishing fifth in the Premier League last season.

Chelsea Keen To Sell £17 Million Star, With Premier League Destination Guaranteed

Chelsea are refusing to move Romelu Lukaku out on loan again, according to the Belgian international’s agent’s assistant, and the talented striker is keen to remain in the Premier League, as reported by Inside Futbol.

Everton are reportedly interested in bringing Lukaku back to their club, having had him on loan last season, during which time he scored 15 goals in 31 games. He spent the season before with West Brom, when he scored 17 goals in 35 matches.

Lukaku has repeatedly said he is keen to play regularly next season, and would be happy to leave Chelsea on a permanent basis if they can’t offer first team football to him.

Last season’s winners of the Scudetto in Italy have been repeatedly linked to Lukaku, while Arsenal and Liverpool have also been suggested as potential destinations in the Premier League.

It is the supposed interest from Juventus that Oscar Damiani Junior, who works for Lukaku’s agent Christophe Henrotay, was responding to, when he spoke to Calcio Mercato.

Junior said: “Chelsea [will] sell him outright. Juve were informed but, again, at present there is no chance for [Italian] clubs. It is really a shame not to sign him, because he is a great player.

“Will he stay in the Premier League? I believe so.”

European Giants Target Wantaway Chelsea International

Real Madrid and Juventus have both reportedly targeted the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea this summer, with Madrid seeing him as an alternative should they miss out on the signing of Radamel Falcao from Monaco, according to AS.

They face stiff opposition from the Old Lady of Turin, however, with Juve’s sporting director Giuseppe Marotta set to contact the Stamford Bridge club about bringing the striking talent, who spent last season on loan with Everton, to the club on either a permanent or temporary basis.

Corriere dello Sport are suggesting that Juventus would be happy with taking Lukaku to the club on loan, which is Chelsea’s preferred option, but would be happier to sign him on a permanent basis. Chelsea are looking to loan him out after the additions of Diego Costa and Didier Drogba.

The 21-year-old has also attracted interest from Real, with Ancelotti looking for another striker to cover after the departure of Alvaro Morata.

Lukaku is keen to settle his future, having spent the last two seasons on loan to sides in the Premier League. He also spent a season with West Brom, where he was also a great force in front of goal.

The last two seasons have seen him score 32 goals in 66 Premier League games, an incredible record given the fact he has spent neither of them at a side expected to challenge for honours.