Martinez hails Lukaku quality

Roberto Martinez believes Everton have acquired themselves a complete frontman in loan signing Romelu Lukaku.

Last Updated: 04/09/13 at 14:54 Post Comment

Romelu Lukaku: Will spend the remainder of the 2013/14 campaign at Goodison Park

Romelu Lukaku: Will spend the remainder of the 2013/14 campaign at Goodison Park

The Toffees swooped for Lukaku's services on transfer deadline day, taking him on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea.

At just 20 years of age, the Belgium international still has much to learn.

He has, however, already shown - during a spell at West Bromwich Albion last season - that he is capable of terrorising Premier League defences, and Martinez is expecting more of the same from Lukaku in 2013/14.

He told evertontv: "He's still a young man but he's got everything.

"It's going to be really exciting to see Romelu developing and growing and if he can do that in an Everton shirt, he's going to bring a lot of smiles to all our fans. It's an exciting period for everyone."

Martinez added on a striker who is currently readying himself for World Cup qualifying duty: "What he's achieved already is impressive. Probably the biggest point is that we all feel it is time to kick on and carry on achieving.

"He had a massive move at a very young age and we all know what he's capable of doing in the Barclays Premier League.

"He's not someone that hasn't had an impact in the league; he's someone that, at just 20-years-old, has huge potential. He's part of a very talented generation in Belgian football.

"As a human being, he is an incredible character and a very intelligent man. I can't wait for him to join us and he's going to give us a real boost into the squad."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

till reckon Chelsea will go for Khedira as back up for Matic. I think it will turn out to be quite a Mourihno-y window: We'll see the squad players and youth in action pre-season, say things like well, we need not buy anybody and then the club will bid £60m for Pogba and send everybody on loan.

tk421
F365's Transfer Guide - Part One

I

would love to be a fly on the wall at the meeting between Milner and Rodgers. I don't know if flies can count, but if they can then I would be counting the number of times Rodgers used the word outstanding in his attempts to get Milner to sign.

godzilla
Reds and Arsenal chase Milner

W

ell, it wouldn't be a summer without Arsenal fans fretting over losing a key player, and United throwing their weight around and muscling in on transfer deals which are (apparently) near to completion. If we can't be entertained by the football on the pitch, let's enjoy the silly off-pitch soap opera of the transfer season. Hurrah!

CamberleyGooner
The Back To It Gossip

Footer 365

Costa 'so happy' at Chelsea - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has dismissed claims Diego Costa is unhappy at Chelsea, insisting he is 'responsible for the good atmosphere' at Stamford Bridge.

Sepp Blatter 'under investigation' in United States

Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter is being investigated by US authorities probing the corruption scandal, according to reports.

Tottenham willing to listen to offers for Benjamin Stambouli

Tottenham are willing to listen to offers for Benjamin Stambouli - but have not yet received any bids for the player.

Mail Box

Liverpool 2015 Feels Like Liverpool 2011...

One Mailer says Benteke = Carroll, Bellamy = Milner and Clyne = Downing. Plus we have U21 Euro impatience, farewell Rio, Rafa Benitez, Milner, FIFA and title play-offs...

Calling Carlo For Liverpool... Please

One Liverpool Mailer wants a manager who isn't starstruck by the job. Plus why Milner has now become overrated, play-offs for the title, Ronaldinho and democracy..

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company