Romelu Lukaku: I want to play Champions League football next season

by Sam Peoples

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he wants to take the “next step” in his career and play in the Champions League next season.

Lukaku has enjoyed a blistering campaign this term having scored 25 goals in all competitions.

The Belgian’s father recently claimed that his son must choose between Manchester United and Bayern Munich and Lukaku refused to rule out a move away from Everton.

“That is the next step for me. I’m 23 next summer and I think it would be nice to play in the Champions League from next season,” Lukaku said.

When asked about Lukaku Snr’s comments, the forward added: “That is my dad’s point of view; I think those are the teams he likes. It means people are keeping an eye on you. I have an agent who is dealing with this for me at the moment. I just want to be good, help my team-mates win games and score lots of goals.”

Lukaku won’t get Champions League football with Everton next season but there is a strong argument that he wouldn’t get it at Man United either, with Louis van Gaal’s side clinging on in the race to finish in the top four of the Premier League.

There is also the rumours surrounding Jose Mourinho and United to consider. The Portuguese is reportedly ready to take over at United next term but he deemed Lukaku surplus to requirements while the pair were at Chelsea. Lukaku is a superb striker but it is hard to imagine him at Old Trafford next season.

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