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