The transfer window came and went for Chelsea, and the only first team move of note on deadline day involved Romelu Lukaku. The giant Belgian will be spending the 2013/14 season on loan at Everton, leading the line as they attempt to qualify for European football.
Kristof Terreur spoke with Lukaku about the move, and he had quite a few interesting things to say:
Lukaku about his move to #Everton: "I'm really happy with this transfer. I don't know who has told the press I was unhappy with this loan."— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) September 3, 2013
Lukaku about his move to #Everton: "It was a crazy evening. Different clubs called me and I had to take the right decision."— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) September 3, 2013
Lukaku about his move to Everton: "Also #Mourinho talked to me, but what he told me is confidential."— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) September 3, 2013
Terreur also mentioned another club that was interested in taking Lukaku, noting interest from La Liga as well:
Personally, I'm glad we kept the player in England as opposed to sending him to Spain. He'll face better quality competition in England more frequently than he would in La Liga, and he'll likely be forced to work on the things his game lacks more often as well.
As long as we didn't damage our relationship with the player, I'm not nearly as fussed with this as I was last night. A year away at Everton will almost certainly have him ready for Chelsea, and hopefully he'll be here banging in the goals next season.
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