LUKAKU: There were NO arguments with Mourinho.
There has been plenty of speculation as to what really happened between Jose Mourinho and Romelu Lukaku in the closing moments of the sum...
There has been plenty of speculation as to what really happened between Jose Mourinho and Romelu Lukaku in the closing moments of the summer transfer window. A massive bust up, a formal transfer request or a simple agreement, no one really knows.
As a result, Lukaku's future has come under intense scrutiny in the media and something that has been the focus on here a number of times. Being linked with a move to Tottenham or Mourinho deciding that he is expendable this summer, we have heard it all.
As for the player himself, he continues to work hard, play his football and most importantly of all, he is still scoring goals including a great goal last weekend at home to Arsenal as Everton beat the North London side 3-0 cementing their push for a top four finish.
With the end of the season approaching fast, Lukaku has taken time out to speak about what happened and has given his version of events to exactly what happened last August.
"Ha! People said there were arguments. There were arguments in the press and stuff but I don't know where it came from. I just spoke to him and said hopefully what I wanted as a player and he was okay with it. I had the opportunity to go.
The feeling I had after three games at Chelsea, I was really hoping for a starting spot because of the season before when I had scored goals.
But it's a big club, there is real competition and they said there was a feeling I had to stay patient again.
And the feeling that I had from my first year came up again and I knew I had to go. Because how you could be on the bench after the year I had last year? Because I still want to progress. I don't want to be a one-season show.
As a youngster, you normally have to play. How will you be one of the best not playing? Look at [Wayne] Rooney, [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Didier] Drogba - every top striker. They always played.
They played constantly, always, all the time. Games, games, games. I just want to be one of them - that is my ambition, I just want to be one of those guys, I don't play football to show off or to make money, I play because of my pride and because I love the game."
If anything, with the fact that Jose Mourinho has bemoaned his current strike force and their lack of goals this season, Lukaku has been proven right to move and continued exactly where he left off last season.
At West Brom and Everton this season so far, Lukaku has scored 30 Premier League goals in two seasons compared to our strike force.
I have questioned whether or not Lukaku would fit into our style if he were to come back and being honest am not so sure. However, despite what I think, he continues to play well and continues to stick the ball in the back of the net and there is nothing more he can do to impress Mourinho.