BT Panel Accuse Romelu Lukaku Of 'Shushing' His Captain With Questionable Footage

Everton's players should be friends off the pitch but not during games says Ronald Koeman after Ashley Williams' row with Romelu Lukaku.

"I like to see the passion and arguing between team-mates, there probably weren't many games in our careers when we didn't have an argument with a team-mate over holding the ball up or getting the defensive line up", Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand said.

Everton managed to draw 1-1 with Manchester United in their last match. We have to ask and talk, and maybe sometimes you need to sort.

"The two boys [Lukaku and Williams] spoke to each other and there is no problem".

Koeman's team have virtually guaranteed themselves a top-seven finish as they now have a seven-point cushion over West Brom, and he believes that alone should be deemed a success in his first season at the helm.

Speaking exclusively in the May 2017 issue of FourFourTwo magazine, the current Belgium manager says: "It's hard to say [if Everton can keep hold of Lukaku]".

"We are fighting for European football".

"I expect if we get six points out of the next two home games with Leicester and Burnley that we will fight for the fifth and sixth places".

Everton star Lukaku is arguably the best young striker in the world at the moment and his 21 goals during the current Premier League campaign is a testament to this fact.

The 23-year-old penned a permanent deal with the Toffees in 2014 following a profitable season-long loan spell from Chelsea, netting 16 goals in 33 matches.

'Lukaku has already said he will not sign a new contract at Everton and, if he does get an offer from Chelsea at the end of the season, then it would be a no-brainer - he has to do it.

  • Julie Sanders