Roberto Martinez: Everton 'broke established rules' to sign Lukaku – but now he's worth three times as much

Romelu Lukaku

The 23-year-old penned a permanent deal with the Toffees in 2014 following a profitable season-long loan spell from Chelsea, netting 16 goals in 33 matches.

The Belgium international has gone from strength to strength since, while setting numerous records along the way. These have included becoming the first Everton player to net in eight consecutive games since 1954, surpassing Duncan Ferguson’s tally of 60 Premier League goals for the Toffees, and becoming the first Everton striker since Gary Lineker in 1986 to exceed 20 league goals in a single campaign.

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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.