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Agent claims Everton star is better than Chelsea’s Diego Costa

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku‘s new agent, Mino Raiola has claimed his client is better than Chelsea star Diego Costa and claims the Belgian forward will play for either Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich or Paris Saint-Germain one day.

The Daily Express reported that Lukaku would never have made the move to Everton if he had been represented by Raiola before the deal was agreed.

“If we had met each other earlier, he wouldn’t have played for Everton, maybe somewhere else, maybe he would still be at Chelsea,” he said.

“I want to be clear: Romelu is a better striker than Diego Costa and could have done the same as the Spaniard did this season.”

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Raiola went on to state that Lukaku will not be an Everton player for the long-term and believes his client will be plying his trade for one of Europe’s biggest sides.

“We will see what happens in the summer, but the Everton directors don’t have to think Rom will play there for the rest of his career.

“Later on, he’ll play for one of world’s best teams: PSG, Manchester City, Manchester United or Bayern Munich. Big names, but nothing is impossible as Rom has great potential.”

Costa has scored an impressive 19 goals in 23 Premier League games this season and is the joint top scorer in the league, alongside Harry Kane.

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Lukaku has just eight goals in 30 league games, so Raiola’s comments are a little surprising but it must be highlighted that he claimed client ‘could have’ emulated the Spaniard at Chelsea this campaign.

Jose Mourinho decided to sell Lukaku as he felt that the powerful Belgian was not the man to lead the Blues forward and Costa has certainly thrived in his first Premier League season.

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