Everton to look to Man City for Lukaku replacement


Everton somehow managed to keep hold of Romelu Lukaku last summer, but few Toffees fans will hold out any hope of doing the same again this time around.

Until Harry Kane’s sensational four-goal performance against Leicester, the Belgian was on course to win the Premier League Golden Boot thanks to his contribution of 24 goals this season.

Ronald Koeman has had plenty of time to come to terms with the possibility of losing his star man and according to The Sun, he already has a replacement in mind.

Everton are heavily reliant on Lukaku, while over at Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has such an abundance of top strikers that he has afforded the once-promising Kelechi Iheanacho just five league starts since taking over.


The 20-year-old was being mentioned in the same breath as Marcus Rashford this time a year ago, but it’s fair to say that Guardiola’s arrival has set him back considerably.

The Nigerian has had to compete with Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, and Nolito for a spot in City’s attack, but they are still confident of attracting a decent bid for him, valuing him at £20million.

The other option is for Iheanacho to spend next term on loan, with Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim both interested in taking him to the Bundesliga.

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