English Premiership

Cottee urges Everton to give Lukaku what he wants

2017-03-28 20:01
Romelu Lukaku (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Everton forward Tony Cottee says his former club should do whatever it takes to keep striker Romelu Lukaku at Goodison Park.

Lukaku, who is the Premier League's leading scorer so far this season with 21 goals, has reportedly decided against signing a new deal with the Toffees and has questioned the club's ambition.

But television pundit Cottee, who scored 72 goals for Everton between 1988 and 1994, feels the club should do everything necessary to keep the 23-year-old Belgium international, even if that means going over the salary cap.

Cottee said on the Premier League Daily show: "The Lukaku situation is frustrating. If you're an Everton fan, you want it to be sorted out.

"You don't want to be reading that your top striker is 99% certain of signing a contract and then, all of a sudden, he is not going to sign.

"If it is about money, give him whatever he wants. Even if it is £250,000 a week.

"If you keep that player and he scores the goals that get you in the Champions League, it is an absolute bargain."

He added: "The one thing you can't deny is he is still only 23 years of age, he has been in outstanding form this season, and he is one of the top strikers in Europe."

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 20 January 2018
Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea, The American Express Community Stadium 14:30
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town, Bet365 Stadium 17:00
Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Emirates Stadium 17:00
Everton v West Bromwich Albion, Goodison Park 17:00
Leicester City v Watford, King Power Stadium 17:00
West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth, London Stadium 17:00
Burnley v Manchester United, Turf Moor 17:00
Manchester City v Newcastle United, Etihad Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 21 January 2018
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
Monday, 22 January 2018
Swansea City v Liverpool, Liberty Stadium 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2017/18 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.