Lukaku questions Toffees ambition, snubs new deal

Posted March 17, 2017

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed the club is still hoping Romelu Lukaku will sign a new contract, despite the striker indicating he could seek a move in a bid to win trophies.

'Of course I'm not happy about that interview because if Everton is not a club with a lot of ambition I wouldn't be the manager, ' Koeman said.

"If not, then the player could see a new future for himself, but that is normal".

However, with the Belgium worldwide having more than two years remaining on his current deal, Koeman said he was not overly concerned at present.

The England worldwide has less than one-and-a-half years left on his current contract, with the Toffees holding talks to make him put pen-to-paper to a new deal.

Zaha has been instrumental in helping the Eagles climb out of the relegation zone under the tutelage of Sam Allardyce in recent weeks, but the club will know that the 24-year-old's disappointment of not being allowed to join Spurs last summer will not have dissipated.

'I spoke with Rom about the project in the summer.

"He needs to sign a new contract, if not you need to sell the player".

Mauricio Pochettino is eager to add midfielders to his first-team squad in the close season as he goes in search of yet another Premier League title challenge next term, and the Argentine's interest in two of the Premier League's most talented players could spell danger for Palace and Everton. "But there is competition".

Lukaku, who now has 62 Premier League goals 131 games for the club, has become Everton's top Premier League goalscorer this season, and his expected departure would leave a huge hole for the Toffees to fill. "There is no problem", he said. We like to continue and keep the momentum. "That is what we want as players".