Matt Le Tissier claims Romelu Lukaku has justified his price tag

Everton signed Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for £28 million.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Matt Le Tissier has suggested that Romelu Lukaku has finally lived up to his price tag, due to his incredible scoring rate in the Premier League.

When asked to name his young player of the season, Le Tissier said: “I can't believe he's still young enough to qualify but Romelu Lukaku has been scoring goals for a side that are sat in the bottom half of the Premier League. He obviously cost a lot of money but I'd say he's justified that price tag given the amounts flying around these days.”

Sky Sports report that Lukaku cost £28 million in the summer of 2014, when Everton signed him from Chelsea.

Despite his impressive reputation, and his two strong loan spells in the Premier League, £28m was a large fee to pay for a still somewhat unproven striker.

However, in the following season-and-a-half, Lukaku has done more than enough to prove he is a top level striker.

The 22-year-old has now scored 59 goals in 116 games for the Toffees, and his form this season has been impressive considering he is doing much of the good work to prevent Everton being further down the table.

The Everton defence are constantly making errors, and for all Lukaku’s great work in front of goal, the Merseyside club sit just 12th place in the league table.

He is undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the entire division, and if Everton sell Lukaku, it will be for much large fee than they paid in 2014.

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