Romelu Lukaku has become something of a “nearly” star.
The Belgian has been terrific for Everton since arriving, and has scored an impressive 24 goals this season – leading to him being linked with almost every big club you can think of.
But despite rumors of a big move elsewhere, and despite the young striker being identified as a top target for many clubs, and a potential to be world class, many feel he is held back at Everton.
Ronald Koeman does not seem to agree, and actually believes that despite a wonderful season from Lukaku – he needs to improve in several areas.
“Even if he doesn’t win the golden boot, 24 goals is a good number,” he told reporters.
“He can improve – he knows that by himself. He is just 24 years old and he can improve, and needs to in several aspects, as a nine, as a target man – to keep the ball better, be stronger and do better pressing in front. But that is what we work on to improve.
“What we need is to keep his goals and find more players to score more than four or five in one season.”
Lukaku has failed to score in his last four games having netted 12 times in his previous 10 outings, but still continues to be linked with a big move away.
Manchester United and former club Chelsea seem to be the two clubs linked with a move for Lukaku the most.
Do you agree with Koeman?
Does Lukaku need to improve before he thinks about moving elsewhere, and would he be better suited spending another season at Everton?
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