Belgium's Romelu Lukaku misses a chance to score
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is under fire after his disappointing performance for Belgium in their opening game of Euro 2016.
The front man failed to provide a threat despite Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Marouane Fellaini providing a combined 14 chances.
Belgium lost 2-0 to Italy and Lukaku is left sweating on his place in the side, with Michy Batshuayi, Divock Origi and Christian Benteke waiting in the wings.
His performance has been blasted by ex-Italy international Francesco Graziani, who told TMW Radio that Lukaku is not even worth eight million Euros (£6.3m).
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku is substituted for Divock Origi
Graziani said of Lukaku: "Yes [he is in demand] but for 35 million euros to do a deal, then maybe he has incriminated the president who took it. What I saw last night, I would not buy for 8 million euros."
He also took a swipe at Liverpool striker Divock Origi who came off the bench, insisting that he is not up to Lukaku's level, even though he thinks little of the Everton star.
He added: "Belgium is a good team, but if they play up front with Lukaku and then replaces him with Origi which is worse than him, then do not understand where they want to go."
Belgium's Divock Origi heads at goal
Graziani, who earned 63 Italian caps in the 70s and 80s' comments reflect the critical feeling towards Lukaku at present.
The Manchester Evening News was one of many outlets earlier this year to report Everton valued him at £65 million amid interest from Manchester United.
Coupled with his poor end of season form, suddenly he may be a little more affordable.
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