Wantaway Everton star frustrated with club's ambition
Romelu Lukaku says he is disappointed Everton did not sign some big name players in the summer after announcing his intention not to sign a new contract at Goodison Park, per Sky.
It was believed Lukaku would sign a new deal with the Toffees, but with his career ambitions meaning he harbours hopes of Champions League football, it appears the end of his time on Merseyside is nearing.
Chelsea and Manchester United have each been linked with a move for the 19-goal striker, who left the former to sign for Everton for £28million back in 2014.
The 23-year-old admits frustration with his current situation, claiming Everton need to grow as a club to compete at the top end of the Premier League.
“Sometimes I will speak to Vincent Kompany who was at [Manchester] City when it all happened. He said, ‘Rom, one summer I just came in and boom, boom, boom, boom.
“Robinho from there, that guy came in, this guy came in, this guy came in [clicking fingers] and then everyone was criticising them but at the end they won league titles, FA Cup here, League Cups there.
“I don’t know what the board’s plan is, but there were some players I knew the club could have got and they didn’t, and they’re playing in this league. I am not saying names, but they are doing well.
“It is a little bit frustrating but, at the end of the day, we have fantastic players. We cannot look at the others, we can only look at ourselves. We are the only ones to blame. We cannot blame the fans. We cannot blame the manager.”