Kevin Campbell urges Everton to finally replace Romelu Lukaku

Michael Keane of Everton battles for possession with Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton FC at Old Trafford on October...

Lukaku left Everton to join Manchester United in the summer of 2017.

17th September 2017 - Premier League - Manchester United v Everton - Romelu Lukaku of Man Utd celebrates after scoring their 3rd goal -

Kevin Campbell has told Love Sport Radio that Everton have got to replace Romelu Lukaku, and will face languishing in the Premier League until they do so.

Lukaku, 25, joined Manchester United in the summer of 2017 from Everton for a whopping £75million, after scoring 87 goals in 166 league and cup outings for The Toffees.

Since he left to join Manchester United, The Toffees have used the likes of Oumar Niasse, Cenk Tosun, Dom Calvert-Lewin and even makeshift centre-forward Richarlison.


Former Everton captain has called on under-fire manager Marco Silva and owner Farhad Moshiri to finally replace the Belgium international, and until they do, they will struggle.

“Everton have spent, the problem everybody’s got is Marco Silva has got players from three different managers,” Campbell said. "Now he’s come in he’s had to buy players and it’s all a bit of a much of a muchness.

"What he needs is a bit of time to make that club his own, because I don’t think after six months anybody could do that. Lukaku’s never been replaced and until Everton get that striker they’re going to struggle at times.”

27 Sep 1999:  Kevin Campbell of Everton salutes his 4th minute goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton played at Anfiled, Liverpool, England. The Merseyside...

Since leaving Everton in the summer of 2017, Lukaku has score 36 goals in 81 games for United as well as contributing 13 assists. He is considered one of the best strikers in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Tosun has struggled since joining Everton for £27million from Besiktas. Niasse has left to join Cardiff, while it is obvious that Brazil international Richarlison is better suited out wide.

Hull City manager Marco Silva reacts during the Premier League match between Hull City and Sunderland at KCOM Stadium on May 6, 2017 in Hull, England.

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