Romelu Lukaku has stated that he will stand by his decision not to sign a new contract with Everton and that “there is nothing wrong” about comments which he had made about his ambition.
The player’s agent Mino Raiola had revealed earlier in the season that his client was “99.9%” certain to sign new deal to stay at Goodisan Park, however it now appears that he is destined to be sold at the end of the season.
Last week, the Belgian international rejected a lucrative £100,000 a week deal which would have made him the highest paid player in the clubs history. He also claimed that his ambition to play in the UEFS Champions League was a reason why he chose not to extend his stay at the club.
Of his decision, the 23 year old said, “The decision has already been made so I can’t talk about that. There is nothing wrong with ambition. You have to embrace it and where you are as a footballer.
“I’ve made a long way until now but the road is still long and I know I have to improve and get better. I want to help Everton as much as I can, as well as the national team. I think a lot of stuff can be achieved.”