The Everton supporters here in the Transfer Tavern have been drowning their sorrows this week after news emerged that their star talisman Romelu Lukaku has no interest in penning a new contract with the club.
It must represent a real kick in the teeth for Everton boss Ronald Koeman who has got the Toffees edging towards the Premier League’s big hitters and this latest news must come as an almighty shock.
A few of the Toffees’ faithful have been slating their Belgian striker this week, with one in particular of the belief that he should be sold if he is unwilling to commit to Koeman’s long-term project.
This weekend sees Everton take on struggling Hull City and the Liverpool-based club will be looking to ramp up the pressure on the sides currently occupying the top six places.
Writer Lee Clarke looks at two players who could find themselves axed when Ronald Koeman names his team this weekend.