Everton chairman Kenwright makes Lukaku plea

Date published: Wednesday 10th May 2017 12:12

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has pleaded with striker Romelu Lukaku to stay at Goodison Park.

The striker, who won Everton’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player prizes at last night’s awards ceremony, has so far refused to sign a new contract at the club.

He is expected to leave in the summer and Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with a move for the 23-year-old, while PSG are the latest club to be rumoured to be interested.

Kenwright addressed the striker on Tuesday night and asked him to stay put: “I do hope we see many more goals from you, Rom.”

The Belgian forward has enjoyed a fine season for Ronald Koeman’s men, scoring 24 times to top the Premier League goalscoring charts.

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In March Lukaku’s agent Mino Raiola claimed the deal to stay was “99.99999999” per cent done only for the player to tell a Belgian broadcaster he was not going to extend his contract, which has two years to run.

Asked whether he was going to sign the contract, whether he was still reflecting on it and whether there was an agreement and to each question the striker simply answered ‘No’.

Friday night’s clash with Watford could be Lukaku’s final home game for the Toffees.

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