Romelu Lukaku is “sad and angry” about claims from major shareholder Farhad Moshiri that he turned down a new contract because of ‘voodoo’.
The Manchester United striker’s representatives have told The Times’ Matt Hughes that he is upset at the claims from Moshiri.
Romelu Lukaku taking legal advice following Farhad Moshiri's voodoo comments. Belgian striker's representatives say he's "sad and angry" at #Everton owner's claims. Lukaku doesn't believe in voodoo and is a Roman Catholic.
— Matt Hughes (@MattHughesTimes) January 10, 2018
The Iran-born businessman claimed Lukaku refused to sign a new contract at Everton after a voodoo message told him to join Chelsea.
The Belgium international was in a meeting in March at which he was scheduled to sign a new contract – around the time his agent Mino Raiola claimed the deal was 99.9 per cent done – when the u-turn happened.
“We offered him a better deal than Chelsea and his agent came to Finch Farm to sign the contract,” Moshiri told Everton’s AGM.
“Robert (Elstone, chief executive) was there, everything was in place, there were a few reporters outside, then in the meeting Rom called his mother.
“He said he was on a pilgrimage in Africa or somewhere and he had a voodoo and he got the message that he needs to go to Chelsea.”
Lukaku’s religion has previously made the news after various British tabloids erroneously referred to him as a Muslim.
Main tabloids all appear to make divisive reference to Romelu Lukaku's faith & ALL get it wrong. Basic due diligence lacking. Embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/VuC3HCkcUm
— Miqdaad Versi (@miqdaad) July 26, 2017