Ian Wright urges Romelu Lukaku to stay at Everton

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The striker has been in sensational form this season, leading to talk of a summer exit.

Ian Wright has urged striker Romelu Lukaku to stay with Everton for at least another 18 months, reports the Sun.

The Blues striker has been in sensational form this season, leading the Premier League goalscoring charts with 15 goals in 20 Premier League games.

That is sure to have attracted interest from teams in England and in Europe, with a number of the big sides desperate to add a proven goalscorer to their side.

Wright though, has urged the Belgian youngster to stay at Goodison Park for the next 18 months, and then possibly seek a move to one of football’s elite clubs.

“I would stay at Everton for another 18 months at least because if he is continuing to score goals then he will be sought after by better teams than PSG,” he told the Sun.

“Manchester United would not be attractive to him at the moment because of the turmoil they are in.”

“If you go to Real Madrid then you have the experience of going there, even if it doesn’t go well and you can come back to Manchester United.”

While some seem resigned that Lukaku will be leaving Goodison Park at some point, the good news for the Blues is that they are in a commanding position in regards to him.

The Belgian has several years still left on his contract, while his performances this season will have pushed his asking price far beyond the £28m they paid to sign him from Chelsea.

Both of those put them in a commanding position should they be forced to sell in future, although Roberto Martinez will be keen to avoid that eventuality given the striker’s performances this season.

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