Romelu Lukaku has signed with a new agent. The Belgian striker will now be represented by Mino Raiola, who also represents PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Liverpool Striker Mario Balotelli and Paul Pogba, just to name a few.
Now normally it wouldn't be too big of a deal for a player to get a new agent, it happens with some frequency as players look to get better deals and the like. But what makes this a somewhat troubling move is what Raiola has said about future teams that Lukaku should look to join. When speaking to Tuttosport, Raiola said that Italian giants Juventus, should look to sign the Everton player to "..win the Champions League".
It could easily be construed that Raiola is almost setting up Juventus' transfer list for them, and attempting to steer Everton's star striker to a bigger club. It is even more worrying that Lukaku has said in the past that he would like to play for a bigger club in the future. On the other hand, Raiola could just be doing his job, which is to drum up rumors and chatter in order to secure the most lucrative deals for his clients, meaning a bigger slice of the pie for him.
While it's hard to fault Lukaku for looking out for his best interests and getting the best representation he can, it is slightly troubling for Everton fans as it could potentially lead to Lukaku signing elsewhere in the future. It wouldn't be surprising if Lukaku did decide to leave Everton eventually, but hopes are he will stay with the team for at least a few more years.