Ian Wright blames Roberto Martinez for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku's latest comments

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has suggested that he wants to play Champions League football.

Ian Wright has told The Sun Goals podcast that Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is well within his rights to have suggested that he could leave Goodison Park.

Lukaku has spoken of his determination to play in the Champions League in the past week, leading to rumours emerging that he could be set to leave Everton at the end of the season.

The 22-year-old has aggravated some of the supporters at Goodison Park with his public comments, but Wright says that the striker is perfectly entitled to feel that he should be playing for one of Europe’s top clubs.

“The goals that he’s scoring and the rate he’s scoring, Everton should be around the top four and I think Martinez has a lot to answer for,” Wright said.

“If they carry on it that respect, why should Lukaku [stay]?

“I don’t think he’s been out of order. He’s scored his goals to fire them where they should be, but they’ve not got there and that’s down to the manager. His scoring the goals to warrant them [the comments].”

Lukaku has smashed in 25 goals for Everton this season, and he currently leads the club’s scoring charts by a considerable distance.

The powerful forward appears to be one of the most exciting young talents in the Premier League, and the Toffees will face a fight to keep hold of him.

However, the Daily Mirror claim that Everton are prepared to reject offers of up to £50 million for the front man.

Lukaku has already been linked with Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid (The Mirror), with speculation over his future only set to increase as the summer transfer window draws closer.

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