Fixing the loan system mess

, 2 December, 0comments  |  Jump to most recent
In the Daily Mail, Martin Samuel makes some interesting points about the 'corrupt' loan system, using the words of Jose Mourinho to point up the absurdity that has Romelu Lukaku scoring goals for Everton against Chelsea's opponents... but not against Chelsea.
Amid the bickering, the crux of the matter got rather lost. "From my angle, I'm happy that he's scoring goals against our direct rivals, and he doesn't score against us because he can't," said Jose Mourinho of Romelu Lukaku. "It's phenomenal you have a player that, even when he is not playing for you, is scoring against your opponents."

Indeed it is. Phenomenal, outrageous, diabolical, the choice is yours really.

Lukaku could not play against Chelsea when they visited Goodison Park on September 14 and will not travel to Stamford Bridge for the return fixture on February 22, but he will be in action against Manchester United on Wednesday and last week scored two goals in the Merseyside derby to ensure a 3-3 draw, in a game Liverpool would probably have won otherwise.

Everton are breaking no rules, neither are Chelsea, but that is hardly the point. There should be rules, there should be limitations.

» Read the full article at Daily Mail

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