Paul Ince issues warning to Romelu Lukaku: Be careful about Chelsea, Man United
Paul Ince has some transfer advice for reported Chelsea and Manchester United target Romelu Lukaku
Paul Ince has warned Romelu Lukaku to be careful about rushing through a big-money transfer to Chelsea or Manchester United in the summer.
The Everton striker has been in scintillating form in the Premier League in recent weeks to help the Toffees lost one game in 2017 so far.
Lukaku has scored nine goals in his last six games in the English top flight to head the Premier League’s goal-scoring charts.
The 23-year-old has found the back of the net 21 times and has scored six goals in 28 games in the Premier League season.
Lukaku moved to Everton in a big-money deal from Chelsea back in 2013 after he left the Blues in search of guaranteed first-team football.
Speaking to Paddy Power about Lukaku’s future at the Merseyside club, former Manchester United captain Ince questioned whether the Everton man would be guaranteed regular first-team football at Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge.
“He’s scoring 20+ goals a season, he’s young, the fans love him and he’s now under a brilliant manager. There’s plenty of room for improvement at Everton, so he should be patient,” Ince said.
“There’s rumours about clubs like Chelsea or Manchester United being after him and, as a young striker, they’re obviously going to be tempting him. Why wouldn’t they? But he could rush off to Chelsea and never get a game over Diego Costa. Or he could head to United and see Zlatan prioritised. He needs to be careful.
“Whatever he decides to do, he’s only 23 and he’s been unbelievable at Everton. There’s still even more to come and further improvement in his game, but he needs to make the right choice. At his age, he needs to be playing regular football.”
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Lukaku has scored 83 times in 157 games in all competitions during his Everton career so far.