11 Jan, 15:30
Romelu Lukaku is seeking legal advice after Everton’s majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri claimed ‘voodoo’ caused the striker to leave the club.
On Tuesday night, Moshiri said Lukaku turned down all attempts to keep him at Goodison Park, including a £140,000-a-week contract, after a phone call from his mother, who was on “a pilgrimage in Africa”.
Lukaku’s mother, who is of Congolese descent, was then said to have convinced her son to leave.
-He had a voodoo and he got the message that he needs to go to Chelsea, Moshiri claimed.
Though Chelsea were initially the favourites to sign the Belgium international, Lukaku eventually decided to sign for United in a £75m deal last summer.
On Wednesday, a representative for Lukaku told BBC Sport that Moshiri’s remarks were inaccurate and said that the 24-year-old, who is a Catholic, is seeking legal counsel.