Announcement of Romelu Lukaku’s permanent move to Everton imminent [Tweets]

Reports are flooding in that Romelu Lukaku’s cryptic tweet this morning was referring to a permanent transfer to Everton.

The big Belgian striker thrived there last season and scored 16 goals in all competitions, a tally that have convinced Everton to part with a club-record £25 million and to increase Lukaku’s wages.

Still, it does not seem like much of a gamble; Lukaku is only 21 years old and has already scored 65 league goals in his career. The likelihood is he’ll have a long and fruitful career at Everton or he’ll be sold on at a profit.

A very smart move for Everton but an odd one for Chelsea. How much more proof did they require to see that Lukaku was capable of becoming one of the world’s best strikers?

As journalist Rory Smith puts it: If Lukaku can’t break into that Chelsea team, the chances of any of the kids farmed out in Holland doing it have to be slim to none.