Everton’s 22-year-old Belgian has had his best season to date and his efforts have been to such a high standard that even his previous club; Chelsea, are possibly eyeing a return for him over the summer. Romelu Lukaku left Stamford Bridge to join the Toffees after seeing first-team opportunities severely limited, but after 25 goals and six assists in all competitions during 2015/16, a huge fee may be required to prise him away from Goodison Park.
With Everton’s abject season that has been rife with unfulfilled potential, Lukaku is one of several star names who will attract the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, and the Merseysiders will find it difficult to keep hold of him. Indeed, Lukaku has expressed his desire to play in the Champions League as soon as possible, citing how he felt that this was the essential next stage in his development as a player.
At the same time as Vardy was enjoying his record-breaking streak of scoring in consecutive matches, Romelu Lukaku was actually matching him stride for stride. For a time, it looked as though the Everton striker might even go on to break the incredibly recently set record, but this was not to be. Nonetheless, Lukaku was in scintillating form for much of the season and his combination of pace, power and a ruthless streak in front of goal made him an almost unstoppable proposition.