Everton fans concerned by Henen's tweet to Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku

The Everton winger sent a happy birthday message to his teammate on Twitter, but is there more to it?

David Henen's birthday message to Romelu Lukaku has sent Everton fans into meltdown on Twitter.

The Belgian youngster tweeted his compatriot and clubmate to wish him a happy 23rd, but added in French what translated roughly as: "I wish you all the best for your future, you are going to go on to big things. Take care."

After a disappointing campaign for the Toffees, in which Lukaku has been undoubtedly their standout performer with 25 goals, many supporters are expecting the striker to follow manager Roberto Martinez out of Goodison Park.

Their fears were previously allayed by comments made by Lukaku in March, in which he was quoted by the Sun as describing this season as 'transitional', adding that Champions League football was the 'next step' for him.

And Henen's message caused the situation to inflame once again.

However, the 20-year-old moved to clear up the confusion shortly after, retweeting another user who pointed out that 'faire partir' - which was translated by many as 'leave' - actually means 'to take part in' or 'lead to'.

That said, the 'je t'embrasse' bit - which translates literally as 'I embrace you', but can also mean 'take care' - does imply there could be more to it.

If it's not Lukaku leaving, could it be Henen, who is yet to make an appearance for Everton's first team and spent part of the campaign on loan to Fleetwood?

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