The Belgian international said: “I want to win titles, not finish second. I want to know what it's like to play big matches. I am 22-years-old, it's time to win something.”
These are certainly worrying comments, with Everton’s chances of silverware not the greatest, and Lukaku keen on playing for a team at the top of the game.
He only signed for the Merseyside club last summer, leaving a ‘bigger’ club in Chelsea in search of playing opportunities. If he had remained at Stamford Bridge, he may not have played or scored the same amount of goals as he has with the Toffees, but he would have a Premier League and League Cup title to his name.
Lukaku should be applauded for his decision to leave the Blues in the search for more first-team football, and it is unfortunate that the Toffees have struggled this season after impressing so highly the year before whilst he was on loan.
If Everton struggle to replicate that level, Lukaku is sure to leave in the coming years, and the chances of him moving to a Champions League club are very high, having proven his goalscoring talent on many occasions.
Roberto Martinez needs to make sure his team start to challenge the Premier League top four and in Europe if he is to stay at Goodison Park, as without Lukaku, it is likely that the Toffees will struggle even more than they already are.