Many were astonished to find the tweet from Romelu Lukaku at the final minutes of the transfer deadline where he mentioned that he would be spending this season at Everton on a loan move. Everyone contemplated that Lukaku would be leading the Chelsea attacks this season and thus this information too many away off their feet. But now one of the reasons of his joining Everton has been revealed. His Belgian teammate Kevin Mirallas was a determining factor in his joining Everton and Mirallas did not leave his hotel room until Lukaku got the go ahead to join Everton. They were with their national team on that day prior to their match against Scotland. Here’s what Mirallas had to say about the whole incident.
“I was with Romelu in his room at the team hotel on Monday night, and I only left when I was sure he was joining us. I was surprised to learn we were in for him, because there had been no inkling, but once I got word, I really went to work. I just tried to convince him that Everton was the right step to take and he would love it at Goodison, and I’m really pleased he took it on board. With Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o all jostling for places up front at Chelsea, and Romelu likely to be on the bench, it made sense to go out on loan again. It made even more sense to choose Everton, and I’m delighted he has.”
On other note, do not be surprised if Jose Mourinho decides not to celebrate a Chelsea win against Fulham because that is where his son has signed at the U14 level.
His son, Jose Mario, was previously a player of Real Madrid team but has decided to move to London along with his dad. But surprisingly he has not signed for Chelsea and has opted for another of London club, Fulham.
The young goalkeeper is not the first member of the family to be a shot stopper, with his grandfather Jose Manuel Mourinho also being one in his days and going on to play for the national side.