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Romelu Lukaku - I want to leave Everton to win trophies

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Belgian striker again speaks publicly about his Toffees future

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Romelu Lukaku is ready to quit Everton
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Romelu Lukaku has again stated his desire to leave Everton this summer in order to further his career.

Lukaku - and his father - have repeatedly spoken to the media about the striker's wish to move on this summer to the extent where is is tarnishing his Goodison legacy.

Most supporters accept that Lukaku is good enough to play for a Champions League club and would wish him well if he moved on.

However, his repeated public outbursts have infuriated some who feel he is being disrespectful to his current employers.

Lukaku says he will speak to new Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri 'out of courtesy', but it appears the 23-year-old's mind is already made up.

"I'm at a point where I have to make a good career choice.

"We have a new investor at Everton and out of courtesy I will listen to what he has to say. But I have my own ideas in mind. I want to win titles.

"I have had a very good season, but it is time for me to write myself a CV. That is why I play football. I got that trophy-winning mindset from Chelsea.

"People in Belgium don't see me playing for Everton, but I am respected by fans, managers and experts like Jamie Carragher, Graeme Souness and Thierry Henry."

With three years remaining on his contract Everton hold all the aces in negotiations and shouldn't even consider offers below £60million.

Moshiri's ambitions may yet persuade Lukaku to stay on but it looks extremely unlikely at this stage.

My only hope is that if Lukaku does leave he goes quietly and for an obscene amount of cash.