Lukaku To Take Legal Advice Over Voodoo Claim
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is seeking legal advice over the claim by Everton owner Farhad Moshiri that a “voodoo message” influenced his decision to leave the club in the summer.
Moshiri told a shareholders’ meeting that Lukaku, 24, received the message from “a pilgrimage to Africa”.
Lukaku joined United for £75m in July after rejecting a new deal at Everton.
Lukaku has been left angered by the claim.
His representative said the 24-year-old Manchester United striker’s decision had nothing to do with voodoo as he was a Roman Catholic, and that Lukaku simply wished to play for a club with a better chance of winning silverware.
“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.”