Lukaku: My mum said ‘go to Everton’ and I haven’t regretted it

The Belgium international made just one Premier League start in three years as a Chelsea player after failing to force his way into Jose Mourinho’s plans, spending consecutive campaigns on loan at West Bromwich Albion and Everton.

Having totalled 32 league goals across those two temporary spells, Roberto Martinez was keen on making Lukaku’s move to Merseyside permanent, eventually getting his man for a club-record £28 million in July 2014.

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Gregg Davies

Gregg Davies is the Chief Sub Editor of FourFourTwo magazine, joining the team in January 2008 and spending seven years working on the website. He supports non-league behemoths Hereford and commentates on Bulls matches for Radio Hereford FC. His passions include chocolate hobnobs and attempting to shoehorn Ronnie Radford into any office conversation.