Everton fans have sympathised with Romelu Lukaku after the striker suggested that he may be willing to leave Goodison Park in the summer transfer window.
Lukaku is quoted by the Guardian as saying that he could move on from Everton, in the hope of playing Champions League football.
The 22-year-old’s departure would be a major blow for the Toffees, but supporters of the Merseyside club are realistic about their prized asset’s future.
Everton supporters admit that Lukaku is only showing ambition, and they have blamed manager Roberto Martinez for failing to maximise the team's potential.
Don't blame Lukaku for wanting to leave if he does, players got some ambition. Something our board lack— Owen (@efc_owenshaw) March 26, 2016
People should remember what Lukaku's job is— Brother Smith (@brothersmith76) March 26, 2016
He's a footballer
He wants to play at the highest level.
Martinez can't give him that#EFC
Love Lukaku, always will. Gutted if he leaves, but don't blame him #EFC— Michael Sheridan (@_Michael42) March 26, 2016
Not surprised re: Rom Lukaku lookin' for transfer. If only #efc had a manager who could have utilised the great team he had this season.— Stephen Fagan (@StephenFagan117) March 26, 2016
Lukaku wants out deal with it. Can't blame him I wouldn't want to play under Martinez either if I had his talent— EvertonCanada (@EvertonCanada) March 26, 2016
Martinez doesn't deserve to coach players like Lukaku.— B R A D (@bradielka__) March 26, 2016
Everton are likely to be determined to keep hold of Lukaku in the summer, but they could face a huge battle to make sure he stays.
The powerful forward has reportedly attracted the attentions of Real Madrid (The Sun), after a series of eye-catching displays.
Lukaku has netted a staggering 25 goals in 39 appearances this season, and he has developed a reputation as one of the most feared marksmen in the Premier League.
Everton’s only way of offering Lukaku European football will be if they are able to win the FA Cup, which will earn them the prize of qualifying for the Europa League.