Cahill & more: Twitter reacts as Lukaku swaps Chelsea for Everton

Tim Cahill and Mario Melchiot tweet their thoughts after Romelu Lukaku joins Everton in a £28m deal from Chelsea

Everton signing Romelu Lukaku Photo: Romelu Lukaku/Instagram

Everton have confirmed the signing of Romelu Lukaku in a £28m deal from Chelsea.

The Belgium international has penned a five-year deal with the Toffees after scoring 15 Premier League goals during a loan spell at Goodison Park last season.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, to the 21-year-old’s big-money switch.

Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) backs the switch: “#Everton have signed @RomeluLukaku9 from #CFC on a 5-year deal for a club-record fee. We’ll know if it was a great move! #Talented #mmlove”

Ex-Reading striker Jason Roberts (@JasonRoberts3) can’t wait for a Merseyside shootout: “Exciting move @RomeluLukaku9 looking forward to you showing everybody exactly what you are capable of next Season.. Gonna be some shoot out on Merseyside next season between @RomeluLukaku9 and @D_Sturridge two of my favourite young strikers in the game..”

Everton’s new signing (@RomeluLukaku9) sends out a lengthy tweet: “So happy with this! I want to thank the board, the manager and his staff and the players for this chance to become a better player. I want to thank chelsea aswell for the opportunity aswell for the opportunity to come to england and to teach me how to be a better player but it was the right time to move on and i’m happy to play for this club. I want to thank my fans aswell for the support throughout my career and for keeping it. God bless you all!”

Finally, Blues midfielder Josh McEachran (@JMcEachran20) wishes Lukaku all the best: “@RomeluLukaku9 all the best brother!!”

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