Marc Wilmots comments on the future of Everton striker Romelu Lukaku

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The Belgian coach has told the Everton striker to make his personal choice.

Belgium international coach Marc Wilmots has been speaking about his team for the European Championships in France and admitted that Everton striker Romelu Lukaku would be his main striker for the competition.

He was also asked about the Everton star’s future.

Wilmots was suitably diplomatic in his response. He is quoted by Sport.be as stating:

"Every player has ambition, it's normal.

"Where he wants to go, it's his personal choice, and it also depends on various factors. Let us not forget that he's only 23-years-old."

Everton fans will be pleased to hear this from Wilmots as, in the past, other national team managers have been known to push players to leave for bigger clubs.

Lukaku’s future at Everton has been in serious doubt for a number of weeks now.

His own father was recently quoted by the Belgian Magazine Humo that Lukaku was likely to leave Everton this summer for a fee of £65 million.

Everton would struggle to keep hold of Lukaku if a bid of that magnitude came in for him and with Lukaku seemingly having his heart set on playing Champions League football next season.

The 23-year-old, who joined Everton in a club-record deal following an initial loan spell in 2014 and has scored an excellent 25 goals in 48 games, but has not scored in his last 10 games for the club.

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