Superstar agent, Mino Raiola who is presently managing a hoard of very fantastic players has made claims that Everton manager, Roberto Martinez has told him that their Striker, Romelu Lukaku can leave if a good offer comes in.
The 22-year-old Belgian striker, who has scored seven goals so far this season, was reported to be on the radar of Paris Saint Germaine over the weekend with rumors of a potential £40m bid planned for January which will make the striker move to the French giants and start his career on a new and different path.
Now his agent, Mino Raiola, has told French radio station RMC that Martinez indicated to him that the Belgium international will be allowed to leave for a certain undisclosed fee.
Raiola said, “Lukaku to PSG? We had a discussion with Martinez, he said he would let him leave Everton if a good offer comes in. But talking about the transfer window now makes no sense.”
In April, Raiola, whose client list includes Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Mario Balotelli, told the Belgian newspaper Sudpresse he would never have allowed the forward to leave Chelsea for Everton. He said, “If we had met each other earlier, he wouldn’t have played for Everton,” said Raiola, who became Lukaku’s agent in March and immediately suggested Juventus should make a move for his client.”
“Maybe somewhere else, maybe he would still be at Chelsea. I want to be clear: Romelu is a better striker than Diego Costa and could have done the same as the Spaniard did this season. But the Chelsea directors had decided to buy another star than giving confidence to one of their young boys.”
January will definitely bring a lot of drama as speculations have shown but these speculations clearly indicate that Arsenal have a shot at signing such a superstar striker who fits into the team easily and who has the Premiership experience.
It will be sad if Wenger in his usual way misses out on this transfer and brings another excuse of a striker when he could have gotten Lukaku, especially if Arsenal loses out on the English Premiership trophy because of the lack of a good striker.