Romelu Lukaku: Seek stability not summer saga

, 22 June, 11comments  |  Jump to most recent
In the wake of Mino Raiola's comments this week that seemed to cast doubt on he Belgian leaving Everton after all, Matt Stead writes:

"A player still troubled with such brilliant inconsistencies will struggle to command the expected £60m transfer fee.

"So another season with Everton seems the most sensible conclusion to what once promised to be a tiresome summer saga."

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Mike Allen
1 Posted 22/06/2016 at 19:58:15
If he stays... he stays. No new deal. Everton gave him the chance to better himself on a good long contract. For me, I don't see any improvement in his ability or attitude.

I still think he's nothing special to warrant all this fuss. Yes, he's scored a few... but he has also missed a few. I'm not talking about missed chances – all strikers go through that – but through lack of effort.

If he doesn't score, he has nothing else to offer the team. Martinez put all his eggs in one basket with him which just inflated his over-inflated ego even further. If he does stay, he will get the backing of the fans as long as he puts the effort in but, once he slackens, he will be slaughtered. He's been found out... and, for that reason, I hope he goes.

Paul Hewitt
2 Posted 22/06/2016 at 20:39:02
He has probably realized that the BIG clubs ain't that keen on signing him. If he does stay, he needs to keep his gob shut and let his football do the talking.
Steve Bingham
3 Posted 23/06/2016 at 08:25:45
I stand by what I said when he first starting gobbing off to the press and seemingly anyone else who would listen.. Don't want him anywhere near the team next season as he showed virtual contempt to the club that pays him a lot of money each month. However on the flip side it would be very interesting to see just how he copes with the new manager in charge as I do think R.K won't take very much of his crap and massage his ego the way Brown shoes Bobby did. Maybe another season where he could shut his mouth , work hard , improve his first touch, learn to kick with his right foot and practice penalties might be in order . Or perhaps learn how to spell Humility, Professionalism or decorum? I'm bored of the press hysteria around him , his father and his agent and really do believe that the new owners and management structure at the club are more than capable of putting him and his entourage firmly into place .
Dale Rose
4 Posted 23/06/2016 at 08:37:14
The game use to be about pride and loyalty, its now too much about greedy agents and players who think they are better than they are.
Ian Burns
5 Posted 23/06/2016 at 08:41:47
I for one would prefer him to stay for another season to see what effect RK could have on him.

However, on the flip side, I have a major concern in that I wonder how the other players will view his summer utterances and those of his father and slimy agent. I can see a dressing room of unrest and at some point you have to ask if he's worth the aggro?

You have to credit John Stones, probably more in demand yet not a single word thus far to the press. That's how you behave Rom.

Eddie Dunn
6 Posted 23/06/2016 at 08:53:46
He can't be trusted to do everything for the cause. Martinez may well have been detrimental to him getting on the ball earlier in our build up play , but there were so many games where it looked like Rom had lost interest.
We need players who will put in a shift when the going gets tough, when we are on a bad run. The attitude of Naismith is what I want in our squad.
The gesticulating to team mates as to where he wanted the ball, even when they had every right to try their luck is detrimental to team morale.
Perhaps Koeman feels he can work with him, but I would swap him for Mane in a heartbeat.
Dan Nulty
7 Posted 23/06/2016 at 08:57:10
Koeman is the perfect man in my eyes to tackle this issue. He wasn't afraid to drop Mane last year because he was late to a team meeting. I think Koeman won't take any nonsense.
Derek Thomas
8 Posted 23/06/2016 at 09:12:05
No pay rise just as a sweetner; earn it. You want a move? earn it. Not flooded with offers? got to stay? you've lost a lost of goodwill here, to get it back you'll have to EARN IT.

Kick his arse good style Ronald...and keep kicking it.

Alan J Thompson
9 Posted 23/06/2016 at 11:19:58
This won't disrupt the changing room, he merely walks in and says, "Bloody agent, he's been talking to me Ole Man". All present nod knowingly and the first round's on him.
Peter McHugh
10 Posted 23/06/2016 at 22:01:14
Dale - so true. Unfortunately most players aren't that arsed anymore. They get beat, embarrassed and then go out to London to party the night away.
Peter Larkin
11 Posted 23/06/2016 at 22:16:50
Best way to sort Rom out is get another top striker in and make him work for his place!!

Last season, he knew he would be first choice: score or not score, shite or play great, he knew he was the first name on the teamsheet. Get one maybe two top strikers and put him under pressure to perform, week-in & week-out if not dropped.

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