Everton have sensationally shattered their transfer record to secure the permanent transfer of Romelu Lukaku for a rumoured fee of £25m. The Belgium international striker who spent last season on loan at Goodison Park is due at Finch Farm to complete the formalities of a 5 year contract with a weekly salary in the region of £70,000.
With the deal coming swiftly on the back of Ross Barkley’s new contract and Mohamed Besic completing his move to the Blues it has been fabulous week for Evertonians. Rumours are rife that Roberto Martinez will quickly add further additions to his squad before the weekend is out. David Henen, a compatriot of Lukaku is on the verge of putting pen to paper on his own switch to Goodison. Terms were agreed last week on a £1.5m transfer from Anderlecht and the 18 year old is already training with the Blues at Finch Farm. Henen is highly regarded across Europe and although he may not make a huge impact this season he is destined for a stellar career in the game.
Henen will not be the only youngster joining the Toffees. England youth international Brendan Galloway has already agreed his move to the Blues with a breakthrough in talks between the Blues and MK Dons expected before the Football League season kicks off in 10 days time. If the two clubs are unable to agree on a price a tribunal may be forced to set a compensation fee for the young centre back.
Galloway and Henen will in all likelihood begin the campaign in the u21 squad, but a player set to go straight into Martinez’ squad is Christian Atsu. Everton are rumoured to have beaten Aston Villa to the loan signing of the Ghanian, with the ex-Porto winger joining on a season long loan deal from Chelsea.