Lukaku joined the Toffees for a club record fee in the summer of 2014, impressing all at Goodison Park following successful loan spell during Roberto Martinez’s debut season in charge.
However, he initially struggled to replicate his previous form while on loan, scoring only ten goals in 36 Premier League matches though he did manage eight in the Europa League.
This season he has rediscovered his best form and more, with Wenger highlighting the Belgium international’s progress in his pre-match notes and predicting the striker to become a massive player.
“He’s progressing in every season and that’s always a very strong sign of a guy who will be a massive player. I believe technically he has improved, his finishing has improved in the last two seasons and you see that in his numbers,” the French boss explained.
Lukaku has 18 Premier League goals plus a further six assists in 28 appearances thus far.
Because the striker has been playing regular first-team football in the Premier League for the past four season, it’s easy to forget that Lukaku is still only 22 and with his best years ahead of him.
Roberto Martinez knows Everton have one of Europe’s most talented strikers on his books, and it will only be a matter of time before one of the elite Champions League clubs come knocking for his services.