My tribe

Chelsea boss Mourinho: Lukaku wanted Everton move

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is happy with Romelu Lukaku's loan move to Everton.

Mourinho believes the Belgian will be a regular starter at Everton.

"It was something he was very keen to do. The kid wants to play every weekend. I don't know if Roberto [Martinez] promised him that, but the kid is more keen on that than competing every week against other big players for a position.

"He's a great kid and that's why we don't want to sell him. We didn't sell him when we had good proposals to do it. We all believe he is a player for many years at Chelsea. When the player is happy to go and we got Samuel, it was a good way to resolve the situation because we kept three experienced players for a position that demands a lot, and at the same time we let him go, and go happy."

 For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?