Everton manager Ronald Koeman has said he’s keen for Romelu Lukaku to sign a new contract, but it doesn’t seem likely to happen in the next few weeks.
Despite this claim, the Belgium’s agent Mino Raiola has claimed earlier this week that the deal is pretty close to being completed. Koeman has said:
“Always, you want that he will sign a new contract as soon as possible but it’s not a question of one or two weeks, but I didn’t hear anything about the situation and maybe next week I get an update.”
When asked to compare Lukaku to Tottenham’s Harry Kane, he said there’s not that much a difference between the two strikers:
“Both have scored 17 goals, both are really top strikers and top finishers. I don’t see any difference.
Kane is scoring goals but he will always score goals. His movement may be (better) but Romelu is physically a little bit stronger than Kane, but both are in the top five best strikers in the Premier league and maybe in the top ten in Europe.
They are similar in finishing and movements in the box. I don’t see any big difference in that aspect.
Romelu on a long run is still a bit faster physically and stronger but Kane is clever in his movements and both need support and creativity from other players behind them.
Kane, through Eriksen, Alli, the full-backs, he has a lot of support.”
I guess not a lot more can be said here, we will just have to see how everything rolls out.
Source: Daily Star