Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku is considering the option of taking legal actions over Everton’s owner Farhad Moshiri’s claim that his decision to leave the Merseyside club for Jose Mourinho’s United was influenced by a voodoo message.
According to a statement by his representative, he said: “Romelu’s decision had nothing to do with voodoo, He distances himself from these beliefs and this statement and will now see what judicial steps can be taken in relation to them.”
At their AGM, the Everton’s largest shareholder had said that Lukaku received a particular phone call from his mother after the club has already agreed on a new contract with the Belgian striker with the club offering to be paying him £140,000 ($189,000) a week but everything was ruined after the call.
“He said he was on a pilgrimage in Africa or somewhere and he had a voodoo and got the message that he needs to go to Chelsea,” said Moshiri, although the 24-year old eventually snubbed the blues to join the Red Devils for £75million.
As the report of the claim made headlines earlier today, Lukaku was left fuming and his representative insisted that the striker has no attachment to any form of voodoo whatsoever being a Roman Catholic and that his decision to leave the Everton was based simply on his ambition of claiming regular silverware in a top club.
“Romelu is very Catholic and voodoo is not part of his life or his beliefs,” the representative said.
“He simply had no faith in Everton and no confidence in Mr Moshiri’s project. That is why he did not want to sign on any condition.
“He wanted to make the next step in his career and wanted the security to be able to leave.”