Originally Posted by bcfccalum
Yeah that's a good signing. A big step towards plugging those holes they have as you said.
So Romelu Lakaku looks set to sign for Everton for £24m.
I'm amazed that Chelsea are willing to part way really as he could really do well for them given a chance to play regular. 17 goals for West Brom the season before last, 16 goals for Everton last season, playing for a team like Chelsea, with the attacking players they have, he'd definitely get you a similar return and more. Plus he's only 21, and while some may argue that he's raw, he'll only curve that as there's still room for him to grow as a player. Chelsea's loss is Everton's gain though.
This should also pave the way for Everton to sign Christian Atsu from Chelsea on loan. You're not allowed 2 players on loan from the same club of course, and Everton wanted both, so if Lakaku signs, Atsu should follow swiftly afterwards I think. That'll make for 2 great signings there by Martinez.