Lukaku reveals why he picked Everton over Juventus

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The former Chelsea striker thought he did enough to warrant more game time at Stamford Bridge, but thinks the Toffees are perfect for him.

After making his record breaking £28 million move to Everton from Chelsea this summer, Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he was very much a man in demand.

In fact, the Toffees beat one of the biggest clubs on the planet to his signature, with the Belgian stating that Serie A giants Juventus were interested in a deal to bring him to Turin.

“I thought about Serie A and Juventus because they are a big club. But for me Everton was ­perfect,” said Lukaku.

“I’m here and I’m happy. I don’t regret any choices I’ve made. Everton was the best choice I could make as a young player who wants to progress and develop.

"For me it’s just about not losing my drive. My mind is always focused on football."

Though Everton have failed to reach the heights Roberto Martinez had them playing at last season, with the Merseyside club currently 17th in the table and with just one league win to their name, Lukaku hasn't lost his belief that he made the right move, or that the Toffees will improve sooner rather than later, even with just 2 goals to name since returning to Goodison Park in a permanent move after his successful loan last year.

“This club is a good fit for me," the powerful Belgian added. "They made so many efforts to get me. I feel at home here.

“When I go into the training ground I want to be the best and when the weekend comes it’s always going to be the same. I want to be the best and I want to help my team-mates out.

“When I went to Chelsea I knew it would be hard [to play regularly] but I proved in some games I deserved a chance.

"At some point you have to make the decision: Do you want to be a squad member or do you want to build your career? I chose the latter and I think I am in a team now where there is that ambition to be one of those big teams.

“Everton play good football, we play at the top part of the league and everyone wants to win. We want to show that last year wasn’t a fluke.

“Our mission is to get that Champions League slot because it was in our hands last season and we let it slip.”

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