Roman Catholic Romelu Lukaku Seeking Legal Advice Over Everton Owner's 'Voodoo' Claims

Romelu Lukaku right apparently left Everton because of a voodoo message

GETTY IMAGES Romelu Lukaku right apparently left Everton because of a voodoo message

Everton co-owner Farhad Moshiri claims Romelu Lukaku rejected a new deal to stay at Goodison Park last summer because he wanted to join Chelsea.

It was the biggest transfer of the summer, but Romelu Lukaku's £75 m move to Manchester United wouldn't have happened if it was not for a series of events that could be traced back to spot of "voodoo".

"If I tell you what we offered him you wouldn't believe it but they offered him a better deal", the British businessman explained during Everton's Annual General Meeting. He said she was on a pilgrimage in Africa, or somewhere.

Everton made multiple attempts to keep Lukaku at the club beyond this season, with Moshiri claiming that the issue was not financial, but the determination of both the player himself and his agent Mino Raiola to get the player out of Merseyside was clear throughout the latter part of the 2016/17 season. As long as I am a major shareholder financial issues are irrelevant.

"With Romelu I wasted two summers trying to keep him", the British-Iranian billionaire said at Everton's AGM.

'I got close to Rom, I like the boy, he's a good boy, and I used all my charm to keep him and I flatly failed. Last summer we offered him a better deal than Chelsea - whatever they offered we matched but he just didn't want to stay.

The big Belgian striker has been a mixed bag at Manchester United
GETTY IMAGES The big Belgian striker has been a mixed bag at Manchester United

'He'd gone to LA and wouldn't go back, his brain had gone.

A representative for Lukaku said: "Romelu's decision had nothing to do with voodoo".

White broke news of Sam Allardyce's appointment as Everton manager before the club, with the Sky Sports presenter saying Moshiri had confirmed it to him.

"He wanted to make the next step in his career and wanted the security to be able to leave".

United, meanwhile, have hiked the price of tickets for Sevilla fans travelling to Old Trafford for their Champions League tie in March in response to the Spanish club's own "excessive" charges. To buy Rom now would be £120m.

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