It has been claimed that Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku decided to leave Everton after a witch doctor advised him to join Chelsea. The shocking claim was made by Everton owner, Farhad Moshiri….
The Belgium international had been in line to sign a new contract, worth in the region of £140,000 per week, but suddenly backtracked last March and told the club he wanted to leave in the summer.
He subsequently moved to Manchester United in deal worth £90million but Moshiri, Everton’s major shareholder, gave a remarkable insight at the club’s annual AGM into why Lukaku performed an about-turn after receiving advice.
‘If I tell you what we offered him you wouldn’t believe it but they offered him a better deal,’ said Moshiri, during a night on which it emerged that the project for Everton’s proposed new stadium at Bramley Dock on the banks of the River Mersey will cost £500m.
‘His agent came to the training ground and was about to sign and the player was on a pilgrimage in Africa and he had a voodoo or something and he had to sign for Chelsea.
‘The issue with Romelu was not financial. As long as I am major shareholder financial issues are irrelevant. I wasted two summers to keep him: first summer with his agent, him and his family we managed to keep him.‘
Moshiri, who rarely speaks in public, was scathing when he explained why Ross Barkley moved to Chelsea last week.